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Table 1 Community Health Workers Programme (PACS) numbers from December 2007 to December 2009, per district

From: Community health workers programme in Luanda, Angola: an evaluation of the implementation process

District (Commune and target population according to documents) December July December June December
2007d 2008 2008 2009 2009d
Cacuaco (Kikolo: 421,000 inhabitants)      
• CHW necessary to cover target populationb 601 601 601 601 601
• Trained CHW 832 872 890 1094 1098
• Registered families 31,270 69,503 70,352 109,172 109,788
• Registered individuals 97,021 385,809 502,986 600,624 604,009
(% in relation to target population) (23.0%) (91.6%) (119.5%) (142.7%) (143.5%)
Sambizanga (Ngola Kiluanji: 250,000 inhabitants)      
• CHW necessary to cover target populationb 357 357 357 357 357
• Trained CHW 277 407 480 487 487
• Registered families 10,001 30,152 53,037 53,810 48,113
• Registered individuals 28,393 170,722 297,006 301,337 269,432
(% in relation to target population) (11.4%) (68.3%) (118.8%) (120.5%) (107.8%)
Samba (Benfica: 108,850 inhabitants)      
• CHW necessary to cover target populationb 155 155 155 155 155
• Trained CHW 11 59 100 150 131
• Registered families 1,261 6,913 11,717 17,575 13,223
• Registered individuals 4,380 24,003 40,683 61,025 45,914
(% in relation to target population) (4.0%) (22.1%) (37.4%) (56.1%) (42.2%)
Kilamba Kiaxi (Golfe: 389,500 inhabitants)      
• CHW necessary to cover target populationb 556 556 556 556 556
• Trained CHW 96 78 166 176 160
• Registered families 4,800 6,853 14,584 18,532 16,620
• Registered individuals 20,513 31,074 66,131 71,336 63,975
(% in relation to target population) (5.3%) (8.0%) (17.0%) (18.3%) (16.4%)
Cazenga (Cazenga: 643,123 inhabitants)      
• CHW necessary to cover target populationb 918 918 918 918 918
• Trained CHW 258 373 373 641 641
• Registered families 8,036 28,236 34,849 62,267 64,151
• Registered individuals 27,734 97,451 225,676 406,661 418,966
(% in relation to target population) (4.3%) (15.2%) (35.1%) (63.2%) (65.1%)
Vianaa (Km 9 and Km 12: 600,000 inhabitants)      
• CHW necessary to cover target populationb 857 857 857 857 857
• Trained CHW 120 - 339 360 131
• Registered families 8,037 - 33,900 36,000 32,311
• Registered individuals 40,186 - 169,500 180,000 161,555
(% in relation to target population) (7.0%)   (28.2%) (30.0%) (26.9%)
Total of Luanda province (2,412,473 inhabitantsc)      
• CHW necessary to cover target populationb 3,444 3,444 3,444 3,444 3,444
• Trained CHW 1,594 1,789 2,348 2,548 2,517
• Registered families 63,406 141,658 238,699 261,357 251.895
• Registered individuals 218,227 709,060 1,301,982 1,440,983 1,402,295
(% in relation to target population) (9.0%) (29.4%) (54.0%) (59.7%) (58.1%)
  1. aThe only available records for the district of Viana were extracted from the UNICEF consultant’s report of December 2007, presentations by the Provincial Department on Health in Luanda (December 2008 and December 2009), and from interview with district coordinator (June 2009), enabling a projection of the number of families and individuals covered by the programme.
  2. bEstimated as follows: target population/700 (700 equals 100 (number of families for each CHW to follow-up) × 7 (projected mean number of individuals per family)).
  3. cProvince population equals the sum of all target populations for the six districts.
  4. dIn December 2007, the number of trained CHWs includes CHWs with unconcluded training, this explains the number of CHWs in the district of Kilamba Kiaxi being higher in December 2007 than in July 2008. The source of the data for December 2009 was a presentation of the Provincial Department on Health in Luanda (original CHW records were not available).