Nilton Saraiva explicou que todo o país é endémico, embora as regiões do norte sejam as mais vulneráveis. "A Pathfinder International é um parceiro que tem levado a assistência e os nossos serviços às comunidades, sobretudo às mulheres grávidas. É dos parceiros mais importantes que temos", disse.
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Since 2003, Esso Exploration Angola, the oil company, has invested about 24 million USD in programs that fight against malaria.
Speaking to the press, Miguel Cordeiro said the amount has been invested in distribution of mosquito nets, training of health personnel and awareness campaigns against the disease. He said that the combat against malaria in pregnant women has been highlighted because it constitutes a major cause of death in this population group.
In a country with one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world, Pathfinder International confronts malaria and facilities.
In many areas of Angola, including the Luanda Province, hospitals are hours away. Pathfinder has undertaken construction of two maternity wards in Kilamba Kiaxe and Cacuaco to improve access to care and increase the number of safe deliveries. New delivery staff are being trained to provide insecticide treated nets for malaria protection, voluntary counseling and testing services for HIV/AIDS, postpartum family planning services, and vitamin supplementation within these maternity wards to ensure women receive much needed care.