Language: Portuguese (official)
Per capita national income: $3,940 (2010)
GDP growth: 3.4 per cent (2011)
Life expectancy: 51.1 years
Sources: World Bank, UN
QUICK Disability Overview
The total population of Angola, according to the census conducted in 2014 by the National Institute for Social Security (INSS), was 24 384 301.1. In Angola, there is no particular organisation which conducts a national census on the state of disability in the country. The Ministry for Social Assistance and Reintegration puts the figure at 170 000, while the League for the Support of the Disabled (LARDEF) claims that the number is 1,2 million. However, according to statistics obtained by the INSS, in 2014 the organisation responsible for social security establishes that there are 170 000 people with disabilities in Angola.
According to statistics obtained from the INSS, the most prevalent form of disability is motor disabilities (62 per cent). Of those with motor disabilities, 75 per cent were due to amputation resulting from contact with explosive devices, especially mines, while 22 per cent suffered from poliomyelitis. The rest predominantly constitute of sensory disabilities (28 per cent); and mental disabilities (10 per cent).
Angola acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 19 March 2014. With regards to the situational overview of asssitive technology and disability work in Angola, click on button below to read more.