Country of Operation
- Population Services InternationalNot-for-profit
SummaryPSI/Angola was established in 2000 initially working in HIV/AIDS prevention and later broadening its scope to include malaria and diarrheal disease prevention in 2004 and 2008 respectively.
In coordination with the Angolan Ministry of Health and many other partners, PSI/Angola is increasing access to essential health commodities and implementing targeted behavior change communications.
Key program components
By leveraging commercial and community distribution channels, PSI/Angola compliments public sector distribution efforts and contributes to increasing coverage levels. PSI began working in malaria prevention in Angola in 2004 and has since successfully delivered more than 500,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), complimenting the large scale free distribution of LLINs and helping to maximize coverage amongst risk groups by leveraging private sector and community distribution channels.
In March 2008, PSI launched its most recent health intervention which aims to reduce diarrheal disease amongst children under five via a highly effective, easy to use and affordable point-of-use water treatment product called Certeza. PSI started its HIV/AIDS prevention program in 2000 by promoting risk-reduction and safer sexual behaviors.
By 2001, PSI launched Legal brand condoms and in 2004 added a 2nd branded male condom, Sensual. PSI has also produced numerous behavior change campaigns and materials, and has provided technical assistance and training to over 20 partner national NGOs in implementing community-based interpersonal communications (IPC) activities with high risk groups (such as commercial sex workers, truckers, police and youth). PSI has also conducted workplace training programs to promote safer behaviors within specific target populations.