MSH in Angola focuses on the development of an integrated, comprehensive, and sustainable health system that is more efficient and equitable, with good governance, strong pharmaceutical management, and improved delivery of health services particularly for people living with HIV and AIDS. Through support from the U.S. Government and partners, MSH collaborates with the Angolan Ministry of Health and the country's provinces to increase access to essential health commodities, establish a sustainable model for providing high-quality HIV and AIDS services, and improve the capacity of municipal and provincial governments to plan, fund, and supervise health programs.

MSH is an implementing partner on the Health for All Project (Projecto de Saúde Para Todos), funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Led by Population Services International (PSI), the project seeks to strengthen the effective use of resources to meet Angola’s development needs through comprehensive support for community and facility-based malaria, HIV/AIDS, and family planning services.

Through the Systems for Improving Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, funded by USAID, MSH worked to ensure timely access to safe, quality pharmaceutical products and services to achieve desired health outcomes. Interventions focused on enhancing governance, capacity building, information for decision making, and pharmaceutical service delivery. Over the five year project, Angola achieved sustainable improvements in its supply chain management system through capacity building of institutions and individuals across key health systems. The availability and use of selected public health commodities was also improved. By the end of the project, SIAPS had helped Angola provide 4 million antimalarial treatments per year, and antiretroviral treatment for more than 80,000 patients living with HIV.

MSH also serves as the operating partner for LINKAGES, a cooperative agreement funded by PEPFAR and USAID and led by FHI 360. The project works with the government, key populations, and health care providers to expand their ability to plan and deliver services that reduce HIV transmission.

Our Projects

Project Name Health Systems Health Areas Date
USAID Health for All Leadership, Management & Governance HIV & AIDS, Women, Children, and Adolescents' Health 2017 - 2021
African Strategies for Health
Leadership, Management & Governance, Financing Health Services Malaria, Tuberculosis, Women, Children, and Adolescents' Health, HIV & AIDS 2011 - 2016
Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa
Leadership, Management & Governance HIV & AIDS, Women, Children, and Adolescents' Health 2010 - 2015
Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program
Pharmaceutical Management, Financing Health Services, Global Health Security Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV & AIDS, Women, Children, and Adolescents' Health 2011 - 2018
Strengthening Angolan Systems for Health
2011 - 2016
The Health Communication Collaborative
Leadership, Management & Governance HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, Women, Children, and Adolescents' Health, Malaria September 26, 2012 - July 31, 2017

Country Team