Tag Archives: Angola

PMI AIRS Malaria Fighter: Jorgina Kuenda Jorge

Angola Angola boasts the fastest growing economy in Africa. As this southwest African nation recovers from nearly 30 years of civil war that crippled the country’s infrastructure, its entire population of 22 million remains at risk of contracting malaria. In 2008, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) began supporting Angola’s fight against malaria through indoor residual […]

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Angola opens country’s first laboratory to study mosquitoes

Insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying are common malaria prevention techniques. But how do we know they’re working? Does the insecticide in bed nets and sprayed on walls kill mosquitoes that transmit malaria? How long does insecticide last? To answer these questions entomologists need a laboratory, microscopes, and other equipment to study mosquito behavior. […]

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Spotlight: Dr. Zephirin, Angola

Angola is a resource rich country and one of Africa’s largest oil producers; but a 27-year civil war from 1975-2002 ravaged infrastructure, crippled the health system, and left many people impoverished. The gross national income per capita is 20 percent higher than the average for the region, but wealth is highly concentrated. Children are dying from […]

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