ECDC in the field: Missions to Angola

In 2015-2016 the Republic of Angola experienced an outbreak of yellow fever. The epidemic started in December 2015 in the central province of Luanda, and expanded to all 18 provinces, in 2016.

A joint ECDC–European Commission mission team was sent to Angola to review the epidemiological situation of yellow fever in Angola, assess the implemented control measures, evaluate the risk of importation of yellow fever to the EU, assess the risk for EU citizens, and provide advice to the Angolan government and the European Commission. This report summarises the results of the mission.

The mission was initiated by the European Commission and ECDC in agreement with the Government of the Republic of Angola. The deployment of the expert team took place in the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism and employed the newly established European Medical Corps.