USAID Health For All
USAID Health For All
The five-year USAID Projecto de Saúde Para Todos (Health For All, or HFA) in Angola supported the government’s efforts to increase quality health service delivery. The project targeted improvements in health through sustainable approaches and increased country ownership and helped to develop tools to guide better management of HIV-positive patients accessing health facilities.
Led by Population Services International, HFA was implemented in partnership with us and local partners Rede Mulher Angola, TechnoSaúde, Tropical Health, and the MENTOR Initiative. The project delivered a package of health interventions to bring malaria, HIV and AIDS, family planning, and reproductive health care to municipalities and provinces throughout the country, reaching the poorest and most vulnerable citizens of Angola.
We led implementation of the project’s work on HIV and AIDS at seven health facilities across the province of Luanda. Working with the Government of Angola, HFA developed a sustainable model of high-quality integrated care for people living with HIV.
Between April 2017 and June 2019, HFA’s continuum of care model:
- Tested 172,733 people and identified 13,408 new people living with HIV
- Expanded testing and treatment services to the family and close contacts of 4,694 newly identified HIV-positive patients and tested an additional 6,162 people, of whom 1,519 were identified as HIV positive and 1,190 were linked to HIV treatment
- Initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 8,479 newly identified HIV-positive patients and followed up with 17,502 current ART users to ensure treatment adherence
- Identified 13,445 new and recurring TB patients, 12,172 of whom now know their HIV status
As of June 2019, more than 17,000 Angolans were receiving HIV medications in the seven HFA-supported health facilities, and 75% of tested patients had an undetectable viral load, making them much less likely to pass the virus to their sexual partners.
Reaching the Three 90s: Establishing a Sustainable Model for HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment in Angola
Accelerating HIV epidemic control in Angola: A sustainable model for comprehensive HIV services
Donors & Partners
The United States Agency for International Development
The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Population Services International