Angola Nutritional Emergency Fact Sheet Update
June 6, 2002
Therapeutic feeding centers provide specialized care for the most severely malnourished, particularly children. In January 2002, there were 11 TFCs in Angola; now there are 23.
WHERE (Angola's "gray areas"):
Provinces of Angola in which MSF is working as of May 6, 2002
- In all, 8 MSF TFCs are in operation in Bie Province, where 1426 beneficiaries are currently being cared for. In the 4
Kuito TFCs are 795 persons are receiving care, while at the two TFCs in
Kamacupa 350 persons are receiving care.
- In the three
Caala TFCs, 900 persons are receiving care; in the past week there were 150 new admissions. In the
Bailundo TFC, 93 persons are receiving care.
Matala TFC currently has 160 beneficiaries; the TFC in
Chipindo has 400. Meanwhile, a tent hospital in
Bunjei admits 50 persons each week.
- In the four
Malanje TFCs, 404 persons total are receiving care. In
Cangandala TFC, 45 persons are receiving care.
CUANDO CUBANGO PROVINCE
Menongue TFC currently has 235 beneficiaries. Six health posts are operating in the area.
- In the
Huige TFC, the situation seems to be stable.
- In the two
Luena TFCs, 281 persons are receiving care.
LUNDA SUL PROVINCE
- In the
Saurimo TFC, 62 persons are receiving care.
Note: MSF is also working in the provinces of Zaire. MSF has close to 160 international staff members present in Angola, in addition to some 2000 locally-hired staff members.