Angola community case management
The Ministry of Health has agreed to introduce integrated community case management (ICCM) for common childhood illnesses (malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea)
NMCP will provide commodities (ACTs and RDTs) for malaria testing and treatment at community level
Senior Agentes de Desenvolvimento Sanitário e Comunitário (ADECOs) will undergo training to be able to assess sick children, and classify, test and treat them; and refer those with complications or severe disease where necessary.
Global Fund resources will be used to provide ACTs and RDTs for malaria, training of the senior ADECOs, supervision by nearest facility, and monitoring and evaluation of the programme. ADECOs will have a regular salary from GRA paid through national budget.
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)
IMCI is progressively being introduced into Angola at health facility level and scaling up of activities is ongoing in all provinces
Rectal Artesunate Use
Country guidelines recommend rectal artesunate suppositories for all ages
Little to no training for rectal artesunate has been offered nationally