Fleeing from Kasai


After wrapping up emergency responses to disease outbreaks, MSF left Angola at the end of 2018.

In 2016, MSF renewed its operations in Angola after an absence of nine years, supporting local authorities after an outbreak of yellow fever affected the country.

We consolidated our operations in 2017 and 2018, supporting the health authorities to respond to emergencies - from the water, sanitation and healthcare needs of more than 30,000 people who had fled conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to tackling outbreaks of cholera and malaria.

Besides direct management of patients, MSF also trained officials from the Ministry of Health and donated medicines and medical supplies to provincial and municipal hospitals. We also worked with the Ministry of Health to improve its disease surveillance and alerts mechanism.

In 2017

The Women Testify

Report 12 May 2007

Cholera in Angola: Second deadly epidemic outbreak this year

Press Release 29 Nov 2006
cholera epidemic in Lubango

Murky Waters: Why the cholera epidemic in Angola was a disaster waiting to happen

Report 17 May 2006

Access to safe and free water needs to be guaranteed

Press Release 17 May 2006

As the number of infected people reaches 20,000, response to Angola cholera epidemic remains insufficient

Press Release 27 Apr 2006

Cholera in Angola: With almost 500 new cases every day, MSF urges Government to take much stronger action

Press Release 13 Apr 2006