Malaria survey in Angola

A survey to collect key data about malaria-related behaviours across three provinces in Angola will be conducted in 2,000 households over the next two months. Nearly 60 surveyors and supervisors have been trained to carry out the work. The training included theory as well as practical exercises in the field, to improve their understanding of the questionnaire and the language used.

This survey aims to identify key preventive and health care seeking behaviour related to malaria in Zaire, Cuanza Norte and Lunda Sul Provinces, in partnership with the National Malaria Control Program and funded by USAID/PMI through Breakthrough Action.

Results from around 7,000 interviewees will help to determine knowledge and practice gaps in malaria preventive methods and to assess behaviours. 12 teams will also conduct interviews daily in remote areas of the country, where access to health care and preventive measures is usually more limited.

Final survey results will be shared around July, which will inform decisions on what adjustments or new strategies are used in the delivery of malaria control activities in Angola.