Eye Kutoloka, a Kumbundo phrase meaning "healthy life and citizen participation," is a USAID-funded project in Angola dedicated to strengthening nongovernmental organizations through health services delivery and technical assistance. The primary objective of this five-year project is to improve capacity of NGOs and local government to deliver quality basic services related to health, education, water, and other key technical areas to the Angolan population.
The project strengthens the capacity of 17 local NGO partners by providing organizational and technical training to develop NGO staff skills to deliver effective programs in areas of good governance, malaria prevention and treatment, and health. Select NGOs receive sub-grants and are mentored to facilitate community organization in order to engage in collective advocacy on priority issues of basic service provision such as health, water, climate change, and education. The strategies for engagement and advocacy with municipal decision makers promotes informed and representative community participation.
- Improved trends in malaria mortality and morbidity in eight provinces;
- Developed 13 Municipality Health Plans for Malange and Uige provinces;
- Improved capacity for 100 percent of 17 target NGOs, including: human resources management systems, monitoring and evaluation systems with databases, project development and financial management systems, and strategic plans;
- Improved use of technology and media as human rights tools, including 15 young people trained in technology and human rights;
- Increased community resilience to climate change; and
- Conducted advocacy work on public utility status.
In this State of Play podcast, Fern Teodoro, chief-of-party for World Learning’s Angola Health Programs, gives an inside look at World Learning's work in Angola.