This project contributes to the control of the Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola by addressing the immediate risk of the disease in the affected areas, and in particular targeting 90,000 people in the Viana province with community mobilisation and (post) vaccination support over a period of three months. The presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the country, particularly in urban and peri-urban areas is high. This, combined with ongoing structural and financial issues in the country, have exacerbated already poor sanitation conditions, and increased the risk of Yellow Fever spreading throughout the country. The Minister of Health has reported vaccination shortages and the Government and WHO are taking steps to try to address this. This project operates in the Viana province.
The DREF operation will build on the existing CVA response to the outbreak in line with needs identified by the major coordinating bodies in the country – the MoH and WHO. This operation responds to a specific set of needs identified by WHO and the MoH and will enable CVA to respond in the first instance in the Viana Province, providing ongoing support to the vaccination campaign and post campaign support for community mobilisation. Goals are: Strengthening the capacity of CVA to respond to the outbreak, Sensitisation of the target population in the affected areas to improve knowledge on the control of Yellow Fever, Enhanced support to the MoH vaccination campaigns in Belas Municipality and areas coordinated by MoH.
This operation aims at Community Mobilisation (60,000) and Vaccination Campaign (30,000).