Remarks by U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Martin Dale at the Investigative Journalism Training

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Martin Dale Investigative Journalism Training American Corner-National Institute of Public Administration Lusaka, Zambia September 25, 2019 Good morning!  Welcome to the American Corner at NIPA.  Thank you to Bill Hinchberger for taking time out of his schedule to train journalists in Ndola, Solwezi, and Lusaka over the ... Read More»

Consular Open House – U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

U.S. Embassy Lusaka October 3, 2019, 5-7 p.m. To all U.S. citizens in Zambia – Come meet members of the Embassy’s consular team and learn about consular services, crisis preparedness, and more! Support our Marines who will sell hamburgers and hotdogs. Bring your kids to enjoy the bouncy castle. Read More»

Remarks by PEPFAR Senior HIV Financing Advisor Rhoda Ohito During the HIV/TB Services Mapping Stakeholder Validation Meeting

Remarks by PEPFAR Senior HIV Financing Advisor Rhoda Ohito HIV/TB Services Mapping Stakeholder Validation Meeting Neelkanth Sarovar Premiere Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia September 13, 2019 Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Ministry of Health Dr. Victor Mukonka, Director General, National AIDS Council Dr. Tharcisse Barihuta, UNAIDS Country Director Representatives of Government Ministries and Departments ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Acting Family Health Division Chief Masuka Musumali During the Vehicle Handover Ceremony

Remarks by USAID Acting Family Health Division Chief Masuka Musumali Vehicle Handover Ceremony Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia August 28, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) I am honored to be here today representing the United States government, and in particular the United States Agency for International Development, better known as USAID, at this vehicle handover ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Sean J. McIntosh During the Step Afrika! Performance in Lusaka

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Sean J. McIntosh Step Afrika! Performance New Government Complex, Lusaka, Zambia September 14, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary of Technical Services, Ministry of Health Ambassador Larry Palmer, former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras and Barbados and the East Caribbean Mr. Muma Mukupa, Director of ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Sean J. McIntosh During the Step Afrika! Performance in Kabwe

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Sean J. McIntosh Step Afrika! Performance Makululu (Comet) Grounds, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia September 11, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Ms. Idah Ngoma, Central Province Cultural Officer Mr. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! Founding Director Talented dancers of Step Afrika! Ladies and gentlemen of Kabwe Mwilibanji, Makululu.  Mwilibanji, Kabwe!  ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Sean J. McIntosh During the Step Afrika! Sponsor Reception

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Sean J. McIntosh Step Afrika! Sponsor Reception Neelkanth Sarovar Premiere Hotel September 12, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Ms. Bethany Baxter, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Mr. Adrian Chipindi, Director, National Arts Council of Zambia Mr. Ranjeesh PK, General Manager, Neelkanth Sarovar Premiere Hotel Mr. Shankar ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy PEPFAR Coordinator Bethany Baxter During the Small Grants Award Ceremony and Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Embassy PEPFAR Coordinator Bethany Baxter Small Grants Award Ceremony and Workshop U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia September 12, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Tina Chisenga, National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council Director General PEPFAR Small Grants Program Recipients Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy and to ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras During the Cold Storage Facility Handover to the Seed Control and Certification Institute

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras Cold Storage Facility Handover to the Seed Control and Certification Institute Chilanga, Lusaka, Zambia September 9, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Minister of Agriculture Honorable Zondani Katambo Seed Control and Certification Institute (SCCI) Director Mable Simwanza SADC FANR Director Domingos Gove Seed Co Limited Managing Director Grace Bwanali Feed ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras During the Southern Africa Development Community Trade Hub Seed Export Commissioning

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras Southern Africa Development Community Trade Hub Seed Export Commissioning Seed Co Zambia Limited, Lusaka, Zambia September 9, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Minister of Agriculture Honorable Zondani Katambo Seed Control and Certification Institute  Director Mable Simwanza SADC FANR Director Domingos Gove Seed Co Limited Managing Director Grace Bwanali Feed ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy PEPFAR Zambia Country Coordinator Bethany Baxter During the 2019 Sustainability Index and Dashboard Consultation Meeting

Remarks by U.S. Embassy PEPFAR Zambia Country Coordinator Bethany Baxter 2019 Sustainability Index and Dashboard Consultation Meeting InterContinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia September 4, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Dr. Kennedy Malama UNAIDS Country Director, Dr. Tharcisse Barihuta Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to be here today ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuehnle During the Challenge Tuberculosis Zambia Close-Out Ceremony

Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuehnle Challenge Tuberculosis Zambia Close-Out Ceremony Mulungushi Conference Center, Lusaka, Zambia August 29, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) The Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya (MP) The Permanent Secretary Technical Services, Ministry of Health, Dr. Kennedy Malama Area Councilor of Chipata Compound, Mr. Joseph Tamba Distinguished representatives ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuenhle During the Systems for Better Health End-of-Project Meeting

Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuenhle Systems for Better Health End-of-Project Meeting Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia August 28, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary (Technical) Ministry of Health Directors Provincial Health Directors Cooperating Partners (Embassy of Sweden, DFID, UNFPA) Implementing Partners Ladies and Gentlemen Good ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Martin Dale During the Solar Plant Handover to the Ministry of Health

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Martin Dale Solar Plant Handover to the Ministry of Health Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia August 27, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Honorable Minister for Central Province, Mr. Sydney Mushanga Provincial Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bernad Choomba Provincial Health Director, Dr. Charles Msisika His ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras During the Vehicle Handover Ceremony

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras Vehicle Handover Ceremony Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia August 28, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) I am honored to be here today representing the United States government, and in particular the United States Agency for International Development, better known as USAID, at this vehicle handover ceremony. The United States ... Read More»

United States Donates Cold Storage Facility to Boost Agriculture Development and Trade

LUSAKA – On behalf of the U.S. government, Sheryl Stumbras, Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), officially handed over today a rebuilt cold-storage facility to Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo at the Zambia Seed Control and Certification Institute (SCCI) in Chilanga. Through the USAID/Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Location:  Areas include, but are not limited to, Kabulonga, Woodlands, Crossroads, Manda Hill, Long Acres, Lusaka Event:  Demonstrations are ongoing in several areas of Lusaka in response to recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.  Thousands of youth are protesting and the Embassy has received reports of looting, ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the National HIV Test, Counseling, and Treatment Day

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote National HIV Test, Counseling, and Treatment Day Prince Takamado School, Bauleni Compound, Lusaka, Zambia August 15, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya UN Resident Coordinator, Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio Members of the Diplomatic Corps District Commissioner, Mr. Maximo Kankomba I am pleased ... Read More»

Consular Open House – U.S. Embassy Lusaka

To all U.S. citizens in Zambia – Come meet members of the Embassy’s consular team and learn about consular services, crisis preparedness, and more!  Support our Marines who will sell hamburgers and hotdogs.  Bring your kids to enjoy the bouncy castle. RSVP: LusakaConsularRSVP@state.gov Read More»

U.S. Embassy to Host Top American Dance Troupe to Promote an AIDS-free Zambia

The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with Umodzi Arts Organization, proudly announces the tour of renowned U.S. dance company Step Afrika! on September 9-14, 2019, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s “Arts Envoy” program. Step Afrika! ranks among the top dance companies in the United States.  The dynamic African-American dance troupe, whose performances combine step, hip-hop, ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Networking Breakfast

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Networking Breakfast U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia August 16, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I congratulate you—the first 31 Zambian women selected to participate in the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs! More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Lusaka ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote: Youth Leadership and Good Governance

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Youth Leadership and Good Governance University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia July 25, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Vice Chancellor Mumba, Dean Kusanthan, staff and students, thank you for the warm welcome.  It feels good to be back here at the University of Zambia, the nation’s premier institution of ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Luapula, North-Western Provincial Visit Highlights Support for Refugees, Women, and Education

LUSAKA – On July 16-18, U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote completed a tour of Luapula and North-Western Provinces, highlighting U.S. assistance for refugees, women’s empowerment, and primary education.  In Luapula, Ambassador Foote visited Mantapala Refugee Camp, where over 14,700 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have received assistance from the United Nations High ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

July 20, 2019 Location:  Parliament Road, Lusaka Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The group intends to protest the Zambian government, focusing on issues of corruption, increases of public debt, and the abuse of public resources. Although most protests in Zambia are peaceful, these gatherings can ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Single Company Promotion of Abbott Laboratories

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Single Company Promotion of Abbott Laboratories U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia July 11, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Good evening.  I would like to acknowledge the Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Honorable Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Mr. Christopher Yaluma, other Zambian government officials, other members ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony Peace Corps Office, Lusaka, Zambia June 20, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Her Royal Highness, Senior Chieftainess Nkomesha Mukamabo II His Royal Highness, Chief Chamuka VI Senior Government Officials Today, we are witnessing the swearing-in ceremony ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the Independence Day Reception

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Independence Day Reception U.S. Chief of Mission’s Residence, Lusaka, Zambia June 27, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Mulibwanji, nakulandilani.  My wife Claudia, son Danny, my Embassy colleagues, and I extend our warmest welcome to you, as we observe the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Kasanka Trust Event

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Kasanka Trust Event French Ambassador’s Residence, Lusaka, Zambia June 25, 2019 (as prepared for delivery)   Dr. Charles Banda, MP, Minister of Tourism and Arts The Ambassador of France to Zambia, His Excellency Sylvain Berger Kasanka Trust Board Chair Christopher Kangwa and Kasanka Trust Board Members Distinguished officials ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador, Health Minister Announce 2020 HIV/AIDS Funding

LUSAKA – U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote and Zambian Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya today announced the U.S. government’s plans to contribute $421 million next year in support of the joint goal of reaching HIV epidemic control in Zambia by 2020. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made these funds available, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates Beit Cure Hospital’s New Water Tank and Community Water Source

LUSAKA—U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote and German Ambassador Achim Burkhart dedicated a new 50,000 liter water tank and a community water source during a ceremony at Beit Cure Hospital today. The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help small grants program funded the materials for the project, while German NGO Christian Blind Mission covered installation and construction costs.   ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit Opening Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit Opening Ceremony New Government Complex, Lusaka, Zambia May 14, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Commerce, Trade, and Industry Honorable Ministers of the Government of the Republic of Zambia Fellow Colleagues in the Diplomatic Corps Distinguished guests, ladies and ... Read More»

The 2019 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit

U.S. Embassy and WECREATE Partner to Support Business and Economic Growth at the 2019 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit LUSAKA—The Embassy of the United States of America, the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE), the American Chamber of Commerce, Atlas Mara, and Hivos are pleased to announce the 2019 Zambia ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID/Health Deputy Division Chief, Human Rights and KP Advisor Ngaitila Phiri

Remarks by USAID/Health Deputy Division Chief, Human Rights and KP Advisor Ngaitila Phiri Zambia Center for Communication Programmes (ZCCP) Consultation Meeting Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia April 11, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Gender, Auxilia Ponga The Assistant Director for the Ministry of Gender, Simon Kapilima Representatives from ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Defense and Army Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Erick Jordan during the Zambia Battalion V Opening Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Defense and Army Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Erick Jordan Zambia Battalion V Opening Ceremony Nanking Peace Mission Training Center, Lusaka, Zambia February 11, 2019 It is a great honor to represent the United States Department of Defense this morning on the occasion of the start of pre-deployment training for the fifth Zambia ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S Ambassador Daniel L. Foote during the Zambia Battalion V Cocktail Reception

Remarks by U.S Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Zambia Battalion V Cocktail Reception U.S. Defense Attaché’s Residence, Lusaka, Zambia March 22, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good evening.  Minister of Defense Chama; Army Commander, Lieutenant General Sikazwe; Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General Muma; senior officers and warrant officers from the Defense Ministry; Army, Air Force, Nanking ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft during the Zambia’s Commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft Zambia’s Commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day Kuku Grounds, Chawama, Lusaka Friday, March 22, 2019 I am honored to be here with you today to build public awareness of the nearly one-and-a-half million people worldwide who face the devastating effects of tuberculosis (TB) each and every ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Chief Medical Officer George Sinyangwe during the Handover of a Refurbished Tuberculosis Ward

Remarks by USAID Chief Medical Officer George Sinyangwe Handover of a Refurbished Tuberculosis Ward Mansa General Hospital, Mansa, Zambia March 26, 2019 The Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, MP; Hon. Provincial Minister, Mr. Nickson Chilangwa Provincial Permanent Secretary, Dr. Felix Phiri Provincial Health Director, Dr. Peter Bwalya; The Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Kennedy ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote during the International Law Enforcement Academy Alumni Reception

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote International Law Enforcement Academy Alumni Reception Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia March 7, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Justice Given Lubinda International Law Enforcement Academy Alumni Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen All protocols observed Good evening.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy and my colleagues ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote during the Banguweulu Solar (Neoen/First Solar) Project Commissioning

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Banguweulu Solar (Neoen/First Solar) Project Commissioning Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone March 11, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia; Honorable Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa; Zambian government officials; Industrial Development Corporation and ZESCO Representatives; First Solar and Neoen ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy, WECREATE, BongoHive Partner to Equip 100 Women Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA— On March 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of State launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program to support women entrepreneurs around the world.  As part of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative, AWE aims to equip women with practical skills needed to create sustainable businesses and enterprises.  At its core, ... Read More»

Zambia Energized by United States and Power Africa Initiative

LUSAKA — On March 11, the President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, and other dignitaries joined U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote for the official commissioning of the Bangweulu Solar Project located in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone.  Representing Zambia’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, the Bangweulu project was ... Read More»

Ambassador Foote Commemorates International Women’s Day with Special Broadcast

LUSAKA – In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the U.S. Embassy welcomed an interview with QTV, featuring U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote and three Zambian women leaders who manage HIV programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and are beneficiaries of U.S. government programs. Ambassador Foote highlighted the ... Read More»

United States Embassy Urges Reversal of Prime Television’s Ban

The United States remains a staunch advocate for inherent human freedoms around the world. U.S. Embassy Lusaka joins other voices in concern over the Independent Broadcast Authority’s decision to suspend Prime TV’s broadcasting license. The fundamental freedoms of speech and the press are critical for the advancement of a vibrant democracy. The United States finds ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Facilitates Trade Mission to Explore Health, Aviation, and Environmental Opportunities in Zambia

Ambassador Foote’s Remarks Cocktail Reception for the Visiting U.S. Trade Delegation February 26, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Embassy Atrium I want to acknowledge the Honorable Ministers here this evening, including: Honorable Christopher Yaluma of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, and Industry; Honorable Chitalu Chilufya of the Ministry of Health;Honorable Dora Siliya of the Ministry of Information ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Launches and Hands Over New Lecture Hall to the University of Zambia

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Launch and Handover of the New Lecture Hall University of Zambia, College of Medical Sciences, School of Public Health Ridgeway Campus January 31, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary Mabvuto Sakala University of Zambia Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Enala Tembo Mwase University of ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the Thirty-ninth Meeting of the COMESA Intergovernmental Committee

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Thirty-ninth Meeting of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Intergovernmental Committee COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka Zambia November 23, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) COMESA Secretary General, Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe COMESA Member State Ministers Fellow Ambassadors and other Cooperating Partner representatives It is a pleasure to join ... Read More»

U.S.-funded Medical Storage Units Expand Availability of Supplies Across Zambia

On December 17, the U.S. government, in partnership with the Zambian government’s Ministry of Health, officially handed over 10 pre-fabricated medical-supply storage units for the districts of Chongwe, Kapiri Mposhi, Mazabuka, Mumbwa, Kitwe, Ndola, Limulunga, Mongu, Livingstone and Mbala. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management ... Read More»

Rural Communities Benefit from U.S.-Zambia partnership for Forest and Wildlife Conservation

On December 17, the U.S. government, in partnership with the Zambian government’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, officially launched the refurbished Mukamba Gate Complex at the northern entrance to Lower Zambezi National Park. The complex benefitted from support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Community Forests Program. The launch event also included ... Read More»

Open Call for Applications: January 1 through February 28, 2019

The Embassy of the United States of America Announces A Call for Applications for The U.S. PEPFAR Small Grants Program Open Call for Applications: January 1 through February 28, 2019 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program. Background:  ... Read More»

Notice:  Temporary Closure of the U.S. Embassy During National Day of Mourning for President Bush

In observance of the national day of mourning to remember President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  The Embassy will reopen for business on Thursday, December 6, 2018. For consular services, please visit the embassy’s website https://zm.usembassy.gov/ .  Regular consular services will resume Thursday, December 6, 2018 ... Read More»

World AIDS Day: Ambassador Foote Encourages Zambians to Cross the Finish Line and Defeat HIV

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote World AIDS Day Villa Grounds, Livingstone, Zambia December 1, 2018  (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Edify Hamukale, Honorable Minister of Southern Province Your Worship Eugene Mapuwo, Mayor of the City ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft Launches the Mastercard’s Partnership with the Zambia National Association of Savings

Taj Padmodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia November 20, 2018 Honorable Minister of Finance Mwanakatwe Honorable Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry Yaluma Bank of Zambia Governor Kalyalya Mastercard Division President Mark Elliot Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed Good morning.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I offer my hearty congratulations to Mastercard ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft at the Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia Drainage Handover Ceremony

Mazyopa, Lusaka, Zambia November 2, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon, everyone.  This celebration is the culmination of years of hard work through the strong partnership between the governments of the United States of America and Zambia. In particular, I would like to recognize the Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia (MCA-Zambia) for its work in developing ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Launch of Zambia’s Violence Against Children Survey Report

Hotel Intercontinental, Lusaka, Zambia November 7, 2018  Honorable Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Moses Mawere UNICEF Country Representative Ministry of Health Representative Representative of the University of Zambia’s Department Of Population Studies Director of the Central Statistics Office Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed Good Morning. I am pleased to address this ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Launch of the Eastern Province HIV Epidemic Control Surge

Mpezeni Park, Eastern Province, Zambia November 5, 2018 Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Honorable Provincial Minister, Makebi Zulu Honorable Chief Madzimawe Ladies and Gentlemen All other protocols observed Good morning.  Muli bwanji. On behalf of the U.S. government, I take pleasure in helping to launch the Eastern Province HIV Epidemic Control Surge, an ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft at the BongoHive Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Finale

Lusaka, Zambia November 16, 2018 Messrs. Muyangana and Lindunda, Co-founders of BongoHive, thank you very much for the invitation.  Thank you Emma Christie-Miller and other BongoHive team members for coordinating this program, visiting American trainer Nichelle McCall for being here, boot camp participants, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning.  It is always a pleasure to visit ... Read More»

U.S. Government-Supported Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Empowers Over 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia—U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft today closed the 2017/2018 Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Finale for young Zambian entrepreneurs in collaboration with local innovation and technology hub BongoHive. The goal of the year-long bootcamp program was to support the development of youth entrepreneurship through skills training, strategies, and expert advice.  Over the past ... Read More»

Call for Proposals: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 (December 5, 2018)

Lusaka – The U.S. Embassy and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2019 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The AFCP was established to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures.  ... Read More»

MCC Vice President Travels to Zambia to Celebrate Compact Closeout

Lusaka – The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary Jeanne Hauch will visit Zambia this week to celebrate the accomplishments of the five-year, $355 million MCC Zambia Compact.  During her visit, Ms. Hauch will participate in official closeout events, meet with senior government officials, including President Edgar Lungu, and visit ... Read More»

U.S.-Zambia Research Partnership Offers Innovations for Small-Scale Farming

Lusaka – Small-scale farmers in Zambia are now leveraging new techniques to boost harvests of maize, sweet potatoes, and groundnuts.  This is the result of knowledge gained from a partnership between the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI), international agricultural researchers, and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Africa RISING activity.  Formerly known as Africa ... Read More»

U.S. Filmmaker Shares Inspirational Picture, Empowers Women

Lusaka — As part of the American Film Showcase in Zambia this week, U.S. award-winning filmmaker Amanda Lipitz today introduced her critically acclaimed documentary, Step , before a packed audience of filmmakers, actors, and other arts enthusiasts at the U.S. Embassy.  The 83-minute film, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special ... Read More»

Ambassador Foote Opens Mother-Child facility at Cheshire Homes, Kabulonga

Lusaka — U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote officially opened the Cheshire Homes, Kabulonga mother-child facility today.  Cheshire Homes, Kabulonga offers free rehabilitative care to children throughout Zambia, from newborns to 16 years old, whose conditions require surgery due to physical disability. Funded through the U.S. Embassy’s Special Self-Help small grant program, the facility provides a ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the 2019 GIST Tech-I Competition

Lusaka – The U.S. Embassy enthusiastically announces the 2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology Initiative (GIST Tech-I), a competition organized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.  The 2019 GIST Tech-I Competition offers young science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for mentorship, training, and seed capital to advance their ventures.  ... Read More»

Early Grade Reading Assessment Training for Quality Control Officers and Assessors

Early Grade Reading Assessment Training for Quality Control Officers and Assessors USAID Education Office Director, Ms. Sarah Crites Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 08:30 a.m. Golden Peacock Hotel, Lusaka (Remarks as prepared) The Permanent Secretary for Administration, Ministry of General Education Director of the Examinations Council of Zambia Senior Planning Officer, Ministry of General Education Officials ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Distribution Ceremony of Motorbikes and Laboratory Equipment

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Distribution Ceremony of Motorbikes and Laboratory Equipment Lusaka Provincial Health Office, Lusaka, Zambia October 23, 2018  The Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo The Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje The Lusaka Provincial Health Director Dr. Consity Mwale Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed Good morning. Muli bwanji. First ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the own Hall Discussion with Mulungushi University

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Town Hall Discussion with Mulungushi University Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia October 17, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Madam Vice Chancellor Ng’ambi, Madam Deputy Vice Chancellor Lungu, Dean Mulikita, students, thank you for the warm welcome.  All other protocols observed.  I will keep my remarks brief so that we can ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Neurology Training Program Launch

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Neurology Training Program Launch University Teaching Hospital Main Lecture Theater, Lusaka, Zambia October 11, 2018 Dr. Trevor Kaile, Dean of the University of Zambia’s School of Medicine Dr. Clarence Hiluba, University Teaching Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Dr. Deanna Saylor, Johns Hopkins University Dr. Omar Siddiqi, Harvard Medical School Ladies ... Read More»

Zambia National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC October 24, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Zambia on the 54th anniversary of your country’s independence. The United States and Zambia have a deep friendship. The United States looks forward to a continued partnership in ... Read More»

EMPOWER Project Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Political and Economic Affairs Officer David Reynolds EMPOWER Project Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Lusaka, Zambia October 4, 2018 Mr. Barnaby Mulenga, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Labor and Social Security Mr. Beyant Kabwe, EMPOWER Project Director Ms. Malika Magagula, Representative for Winrock International Distinguished guests, ladies ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Releases 2018 PEPFAR Strategy Progress Report

Today, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2018 Progress Report on the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020). The new report highlights the significant strides that have been taken in the first year of ... Read More»

United States Awards Small Grants to Zambian Community Organizations

Lusaka — The U.S. government today awarded $50,000 to five Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help small grant program.  The grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in four provinces. U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote recognized the commitment and leadership of the grantee organizations, which are ... Read More»

Diversity Visa Notice

DIVERSITY VISA NOTICE Enter the DV-2020 Program…We encourage DV program entrants to apply early! The online registration for the DV-2020 Program will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and will close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). For more information, ... Read More»

U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla Commissions Kantolomba Health Post and Launches the 2018 Country Operational Plan

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla Commissioning of Kantolomba Health Post and Launching of the 2018 Country Operational Plan September 11, 2018 Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia Honorable Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Honorable Japhen Mwakalombe, Copperbelt Province Minister Your Worship Amon Chisanga, Mayor of Ndola Ladies and ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla at the Commissioning of Mukobeko Medium Pre-Fabricated Health Post Kabwe

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla Commissioning of Mukobeko Medium Pre-Fabricated Health Post Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia September 13, 2018 Honorable Stephen Kampyongo, Minister of Home Affairs Honorable Sydney Mushanga, Central Province Minister Your Worship Prince Chileshe, Mayor of Kabwe Honorable Commissioner General Percy Chato Ladies and Gentlemen All other protocols observed ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla at the Launch of the Southern Province Surge

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla Launch of the Southern Province Surge Livingstone Central Hospital, Southern Province, Zambia September 12, 2018 Director of Ceremonies Honorable Dr. Edify Hamukale, Minister of Southern Province Ladies and Gentlemen All other protocols observed Good morning / Muli buti. I am delighted to be here this morning ... Read More»

Remarks by USAID Agricultural Development Officer Anafrida Bwenge at the Opportunities for Investment in a Fresh Produce Wholesale Market Meeting

Remarks by USAID Agricultural Development Officer Anafrida Bwenge Opportunities for Investment in a Fresh Produce Wholesale Market Meeting InterContinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia Thursday, September 13, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) The Honorable Minister of Finance, Margaret Mwanakatwe Master of Ceremonies, Private Sector Representatives Other distinguished guests, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen It is ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Inauguration of Mylan Laboratories Facility

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Inauguration of Mylan Laboratories Facility Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone, Lusaka, Zambia September 13, 2018  (as prepared for delivery) Greetings to Honorable Minister of Health Chilufya, other Zambian government officials, Indian High Commissioner Gangte, other members of the diplomatic corps, senior management of Mylan Laboratories, distinguished guests, ladies ... Read More»

Ambassador Foote Announces $385 Million in U.S. Support to Fight HIV/AIDS in Zambia

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote 2018 Country Operational Plan Launch and Commissioning of Kantolomba Pre-fabricated Clinic Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia September 11, 2018 I am delighted to be here today to demonstrate U.S. government support for reaching HIV epidemic control in Zambia by 2020.  It is hard to believe that less than 15 ... Read More»

Remarks by Master Sergeant Eric Tabb: Zambian Defense Force Senior Military Command and U.S. Department of Defense Collaboration Meeting on HIV/AIDS

Remarks by Master Sergeant Eric Tabb Zambian Defense Force Senior Military Command and U.S. Department of Defense Collaboration Meeting on HIV/AIDS Avani Resort Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia August 27, 2018   On behalf of the U.S. government, I am pleased to stand before you today and officiate this very important meeting.  The U.S. Department of Defense ... Read More»

Recent Events in Zimbabwe

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 9, 2018 The United States government is gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists. There should be no role for violence, intimidation, or harassment in the new Zimbabwe. We are also ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia (July 16, 2018)

Location: Lusaka, with possible demonstrations countrywide Event: Political rallies or demonstrations may occur without significant notice throughout Zambia, particularly in the lead up to the Lusaka mayoral election on July 26, 2018, and in the days immediately following the contest. Actions to Take: U.S. citizens are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ... Read More»

Ambassador Foote’s Remarks for Peacekeeping Materiel Donation Ceremony

10 a.m. Friday June 29th Parade Square, Arakan Barracks, Lusaka Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for gathering here at Arakan Barracks this morning.  On behalf of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to donate to the Zambia Defense Force (ZDF) materiel for employment in peacekeeping training and operations, which is valued at ... Read More»

Ministry of Health to Integrate U.S.-Funded One-Stop Centers into Fight Against GBV

KAFUE – During a formal ceremony at the Kafue District Hospital, the United States Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Daniel L. Foote, officially handed over the Kafue anti-Gender-Based Violence (GBV) One-Stop Center (OSC) to Zambia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya. The handover symbolizes the official transfer of all 16 OSCs established under the USAID Stamping ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports Symposium for Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health

LUSAKA – This week, Zambia’s Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kennedy Malama, officially opened the Evidence for Impact Research Symposium. The symposium ran from Tuesday, March 20 through Thursday, March 22 at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre. It brought together over 300 officials health-care professionals and researchers representing the Ministry of Health, ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Zambian Peacekeeping Training

Lusaka- The Government of the United States is proud to have provided financial and technical support to fourth Zambia Battalion, ZAMBATT 4, going to the United Nations peacekeeping operations (MINUSCA) in the Central African Republic (CAR). The U.S. Military has been providing Zambian Peacekeeping training and support since 2015.  For the latest training, the U.S. ... Read More»

American Bluegrass Band Visits Zambia

Lusaka— As part of the commitment of the Government of the United States to building bridges between the people of Zambia and the United States, the U.S. Embassy is hosting American Bluegrass band “Crow and The Canyon” in Zambia March 29-April 6, 2018. The American music program with Crow and The Canyon also has a ... Read More»

U.S. Sends Zambian Disability Coaches for Training

Lusaka – The Government of the United States is proud to announce that in line with its commitment to engage priority audiences, including people with disabilities, at-risk youth, and women, it will send fourteen (14) sports coaches and administrators to the United States to participate in a Sports Visitor Program. The United States Embassy is ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Mobile Number for Emergencies During Upcoming Holiday Weekend

Please note that due to a system outage, Airtel mobile users are currently unable to reach our Embassy main line at 0211-357-000. We are working on a resolution and expect the number to be functional for Airtel users shortly. In case of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen over the upcoming holiday weekend, if you ... Read More»

Opening of the American Corner NIPA Inspires Visitors to Learn, Create, Share

Lusaka—The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia, in partnership with the National Institute of Public Administration in Lusaka, officially opened the American Corner at the new NIPA Library on February 21, 2018. Her Honor the Vice President of the Government of the Republic of Zambia Mrs. Inonga Wina was ... Read More»

U.S.–India Partnership to Support Zambia Peacekeeping Efforts

Lusaka— The Governments of the United States and India collaborated on military medical training to build the capacity of Zambian military personnel who are preparing to deploy on peacekeeping operations. The collaboration between the United States and India marks an important step in the growing peacekeeping relationship between the two countries and in providing critical ... Read More»

Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa

In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been found in over 30 African countries, posing ... Read More»

U. S. Assists Zambia in Fighting Cholera Outbreak

Lusaka — The United States Government has responded to a request by the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) for support to fight the recent cholera outbreaks in Lusaka and Luapula provinces. Immediate U.S. assistance includes life-saving support through interventions such as chlorine drops to sanitize more than 120 million liters of water, making ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cholera in Parts of Zambia

The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka informs U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing outbreak of cholera that has affected parts of Zambia and has produced over 2,000 reported cases and over 50 reported deaths. The outbreak has primarily occurred in densely-populated areas of Lusaka including Chipata, Kanyama, Chawama, Bauleni, Matero, Chilenje, and Chelston.  However, a ... Read More»

U. S. Ambassador to Zambia Daniel L. Foote Presents Credentials to President Lungu

Lusaka, Zambia—U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia Daniel L. Foote presented his credentials to His Excellency President Edgar Lungu as part of an official ceremony at State House on December 14, 2017. During the ceremony, Ambassador Foote gave an overview of U.S. Mission goals which include partnering with the government and people of Zambia ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Christopher M. Krafft on World AIDS Day

December 11, 2017 Your Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu Your Excellency Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, First President of the Republic of Zambia Honorable Chief Justice Irene Mambilima Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini All of the Honorable Cabinet Ministers present and other senior government officials UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan and my ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Lusaka reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of ... Read More»

An Unprecedented Moment in Zambia’s Fight against HIV/AIDS

By the United States PEPFAR Country Coordinator for Zambia Bethany Baxter. Zambia is at an unprecedented moment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to change the course of an epidemic without a vaccine or a cure.  The latest data from the U.S.-funded Zambia Population-based HIV ... Read More»

Public Affairs Section Small Grants

Current Grant Opportunities that are open: U.S. Embassy Lusaka PAS Step Afrika! Notice of Funding Opportunity U.S. Embassy Lusaka PAS Notice of Funding Opportunity . U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 . U.S. Embassy Lusaka PAS Annual Program Statement for Press-Related Cooperative Agreements and Grants . U.S. Embassy Lusaka PAS Annual Program Statement for Cultural Program-Related Cooperative Agreements and Grants . How to apply for these opportunities: First step: Read the links above carefully to understand grant criteria and for full proposal submission instructions. Handy links to the application forms required for Public Affairs Section Small Grants: “PAS Small Grants Proposal form” found on the U.S. ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Parting Thoughts by U.S. Ambassador Eric Schultz

Zambia, thanks for the great memories! As I reflect on my three years as U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, I consider what my goals were for U.S.-Zambia relations when I arrived in 2014. I wanted to increase U.S.-Zambia trade and investment. I sought to provide U.S. support for inclusive economic growth. I aspired to see further ... Read More»

DIVERSITY VISA NOTICE: Enter the DV-2019 Program!

Due to technical issues, the registration period for Diversity Visa-2019 has been extended, and all enrollments made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted. The new entry period for DV-2019 will open for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and close at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft during the “Test and Treat Day”

August 15, 2017 Your Excellence President Edgar Chagwa Lungu Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Honorable Provincial Minister for Lusaka Japhet Mwakalombe Other senior government officials UN Residence Coordinator Janet Rogan and my other diplomatic community colleagues U.S. government officials Cooperating Partners Members of the media Ladies and Gentlemen… I am pleased to be ... Read More»

Important Notice:  Non-Immigrant Visa Appointments

Important Changes on How to Schedule Non-Immigrant Visa Appointments The U.S. Embassy in Zambia will be transitioning to a new and improved visa appointment system on August 10, 2017. Through the new services, applicants will be able to schedule a Nonimmigrant visa applicant submission appointment online or by calling local phone numbers. Applicants will also ... Read More»

Security Notice: Follow Home Robberies From OR Tambo/Johannesburg International Airport (July 26, 2017)

Airport transportation from OR Tambo/Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) has become a critical security concern for Mission South Africa due to the high level of incidents of airport “follow home” robberies targeting travelers arriving on international flights and commuting from the airport in hours of darkness. Police statistics indicate there has been at least one robbery ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threatened State of Emergency Extended 90 Days (July 13, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. citizens that the threatened state of emergency announced by the President of the Republic of Zambia on July 5, 2017 was ratified by Zambia’s National Assembly on July 11, and extended for a period of 90 days. Article 31 of the country’s Constitution invokes the Preservation ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: President of the Republic of Zambia Warns of Possible State of Public Emergency

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. citizens that on July 5, 2017, the President of the Republic of Zambia declared that a situation, characterized by sporadic fires and other suspected acts of sabotage, exists in Zambia that may lead to a state of public emergency. According to a July 5 press release ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Schultz on the Occasion of the 241st Independence Day of the United States of America

Good afternoon. Welcome to our National Day; America’s 241st birthday. Our MC covered most of the protocol and in the interest of time I won’t repeat him save to recognize our Guest of Honor, the Honorable Minister of Finance Felix Mutati. I would also like to recognize at the outset all the work done by ... Read More»

U.S. Government Creates Partnerships for U.S. Energy Industry in Zambia

Today, the U.S. Government through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signed a grant with Kalahari GeoEnergy Limited, a Zambian geothermal development company, for a feasibility study supporting a 10-20 megawatt geothermal power project.  California-based Geologica Geothermal Group was selected by Kalahari GeoEnergy to carry out the study which will provide technical and environmental ... Read More»

U. S. Ambassador Eric Schultz Brings America Days to Chipata

Lusaka, Zambia—United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia Eric Schultz visited Chipata, Eastern Province on June 6 for an America Days program, which is part of the United States’ effort to engage with Zambians outside of the capital city. The Ambassador’s visit was an opportunity to highlight the important work that the United States ... Read More»

World Malaria Day 2017 Op-Ed

Ending Malaria for Good is a Sound Investment By U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz Global progress in the fight against malaria since 2000 has been truly historic, and the U.S. Government has played a key role in this achievement.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 6.8 million malaria deaths were averted ... Read More»

United States Brings First TechCamp to Zambia “Enhancing Democracy and Transparency”

Lusaka, Zambia— The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia, in partnership with YALI Zambia and BongoHive, organized the first TechCamp in Zambia funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) with a $100,000 grant.  Initiated by the U.S. government in 2010, TechCamps connect key ... Read More»

U.S. Pleased to Support Zambian Peacekeeping Training

Lusaka – The Government of the United States was pleased to provide U.S. military training and equipment to a Zambian Peacekeeping Battalion from January to March 2017 in preparation for the battalion’s deployment to Central African Republic in April 2017.  This training was special in that, in addition to our partnership with the Government of ... Read More»

United States and Zambia Work To Advance Peace and Security

Lusaka, Zambia— The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia, at the request of the Zambian government, has sponsored the travel of an American conflict mediation expert to Zambia for one-week training program with members of government and civil society on conflict mediation and mitigation. The training will take place ... Read More»

United States Remains Concerned Over Heightened Political Tension

United States Remains Concerned Over Heightened Political Tension   The U.S. Embassy remains concerned over heightened political tension in Zambia, specifically noting the April 10 police raid of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s Lusaka residence and his subsequent arrest for treason.  Recent events underscore the need for peaceful dialogue between the opposition and ruling party on ... Read More»

United States Pleased to Sponsor Visit of American Paralympians to Work with Zambian Coaches and Athletes with Disabilities

The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia is pleased to announce that American Paralympic medalists Anjali Forber-Pratt and Joseph LeMar will visit Zambia to participate in a U.S. Sports Envoy program, April 3-7, 2017. The visiting American Paralympians will travel to Ndola and Lusaka to build the capacity of ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Views First Quantum’s Kansanshi Mine

U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz visited First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine April 4 to tour the facility and meet with mine officials as part of his America Days visit to Ndola and Solwezi. “As a majority U.S. owned company, First Quantum’s work in Zambia yields benefits for both of our countries,” said Schultz. “Given ... Read More»

U. S. Ambassador Eric Schultz Brings America Days to Ndola

Lusaka, Zambia—United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, Eric Schultz, visited Ndola on April 4 as part of an America Days program, which is part of the United States’ engagement with Zambians outside of the capital city. During his visit, Ambassador Schultz participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a Zambian Ministry of Defense health ... Read More»

Minister Chilufya, Ambassador Schultz Attend U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Share results from, Meeting in Washington,

Lusaka – U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz and Zambian Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya shared successes from a productive visit to Washington, D.C. where they attended U.S. PEPFAR’s annual DC Management Meeting. The event took place at Ng’ombe Clinic. Minister Chilufya joined the PEPFAR Zambia delegation led by Ambassador Schultz at the February 20-24 ... Read More»

2016 U.S. Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Zambia

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 3, 2017, released the 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  The country-specific Human Rights Reports are documents the U.S. Congress, by law, requires the State Department to prepare annually and make public.  The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth ... Read More»

U. S. Ambassador Eric Schultz Brings America Days to Livingstone

Lusaka, Zambia—United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia Eric Schultz visited the Livingstone area February 13-14, 2017 as part of an America Days program, part of a United States effort to engage with the people of Zambia who live outside of the capital city. During his visit, Ambassador Schultz engaged with young Zambian leaders, ... Read More»

U.S. Assumes Leadership of Health Cooperating Partners in Zambia

LUSAKA — The United States officially assumed leadership of Zambia’s Health Sector Cooperating Partners during the Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) held with the Ministry of Health on January 24, 2017.  Over the next period, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will lead the coalition of international donors and local ... Read More»

A Big Year for the U.S.-Africa Partnership – Posted by Linda Thomas-Greenfield

It has been an encouraging year for our partnership with Africa. Alongside our African partners, we have made significant progress advancing democracy, peace, and prosperity throughout the continent, though challenges, of course, remain. Read More»

U.S. Embassy New Year’s Message – By Ambassador Eric Schultz

U.S. Embassy New Year’s Message By Ambassador Eric Schultz I would like to take this time to wish the citizens of Zambia health and happiness in 2017.  I believe the coming year holds much prospect for all Zambians, especially when I reflect on all that Zambia and the United States have accomplished together. With the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Invites Community HIV/AIDS Groups to Apply for PEPFAR Grant

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 2017 Small Grants Program invites registered community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV and AIDS prevention, the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and democracy and governance related to Zambia’s national HIV response to apply for one-time awards of up to ZMW ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft — World AIDS Day – December 1, 2016

Remarks Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft World AIDS Day – December 1, 2016 Showgrounds, Lusaka Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya National AIDS Council Chairperson, Dr. George Tembo Honorable Lusaka Provincial Minister, Japhen Mwakalombe Representatives from other ministries District AIDS Task Force chairperson Civil society Cooperating partners in Zambia’s HIV response Distinguished guests Members of ... Read More»

Hands Up for HIV Treatment: Zambians to Save Lives through Adoption of Test & Start for HIV Treatment

Hands Up for HIV Treatment: Zambians to Save Lives through Adoption of Test & Start for HIV Treatment By the United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz. Zambia embarked this week on a bold move to keep HIV positive individuals healthy, and prevent the further spread of HIV, by adopting the World Health Organization’s recommended ... Read More»

ZAMPHIA Dissemination Meeting

Dr. Sundeep Gupta U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Country Director Keynote Speaker, ZAMPHIA Dissemination Meeting 2 December 2016 Good morning. It is truly humbling to be here today representing the United States Government, and I want to extend my appreciation to the Ministry for this honor. I have only been in the country ... Read More»

U.S. Government and Zambia Ministry of Health Release Groundbreaking HIV Survey Results

Lusaka — The U.S. Government and the Zambia Ministry of Health released the initial results of a groundbreaking survey: the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) on December 1, 2016. ZAMPHIA is a nationally representative, population-based HIV survey that was launched on November 27, 2015. The survey measured the burden of HIV and the impact ... Read More»

Ambassador Schultz Holds U.S. Election Reception

November 10, 2016. Yesterday, at a U.S. Election event at his residence, U.S. Ambassador Eric Schultz stated, “It’s always kind of difficult when you have very, very close elections like this.  And as Zambians among us know, close elections are always the more difficult ones to come together afterwards.  But I would hope and expect ... Read More»

Press Briefing by Ambassador Schultz in Kasama, October 26, 2016

Ambassador Schultz:  We have officials from the Embassy here in Kasama.  This is in fact the inaugural…we are calling it “America Days,” where we travel around Zambia and introduce the United States to the Zambian public.  And in particular some of the things we are doing here, we met with the provincial minister, the P.S. ... Read More»

USAID and COMESA Sign $77 Million Partnership Agreement to Strengthen Regional Development

LUSAKA – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) launched a five-year Regional Development Objectives Grant Agreement at the 19th COMESA Summit, held this year in Madagascar. Through this agreement, USAID will contribute approximately $77 million to strengthen the collaborative partnership between the ... Read More»

United States Commends Zambia for Reopening of Privately Owned Television Station

The United States Government commends the Zambian Independent Broadcasting Authority for working with Muvi TV and Itezhi Tezhi Radio Station to allow these important privately owned media houses to reopen.  Privately owned outlets are important sources of information for the people of Zambia, adding to the plurality of voices that define a vibrant democracy.  They ... Read More»

CONCERN OVER POST-ELECTION CONSTRAINTS ON MEDIA FREEDOM IN ZAMBIA

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC September 1, 2016 The United States is disappointed that politically motivated violence and constraints on media freedom have continued after Zambia’s August 11 general election. We are especially concerned about the Independent Broadcasting Authority’s August 22 suspension of three broadcasting ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Rallies and Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens that political rallies or demonstrations may occur throughout Zambia in the lead up to the Zambian general election on August 11, 2016, and in the days immediately following. U.S. citizens are reminded that any demonstration can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should therefore ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Disturbances and Large Gatherings in Lusaka

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens to reports of disturbances and large gatherings in various parts of Lusaka, including reports of attacks on commercial establishments and looting by criminal elements.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise good situational awareness, avoid large crowds, be vigilant at traffic choke-points, and monitor local media sources for ... Read More»

Washington Fellows Program Application Consultation with Youth

PAO Janet Deutsch led a session with approximately 95 Zambian young leaders on the Washington Fellows Program application process. The Ministry of Education Bursaries Committee convened the group of students, government, civil society and business leaders who are interested in applying to the Washington Fellows Program institutes. The PAO gave examples of how to write ... Read More»

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. King with EducationUSA Students

PAS Lusaka American Spaces Director Carla Minor and EducationUSA Advisor Elda Muco organized a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day reception for 19 Zambian students who are currently or formerly part of our regular EducationUSA intensive advising sessions. The group first watched the film “The March” after which Embassy guest speaker, CDC Provincial Office Support Officer ... Read More»

U.S. Government Hands Over Prefabricated Skills Laboratory to Lusaka School of Nursing

Lusaka. September 3, 2015. Lusaka – The United States is committed to working with the government and people of Zambia to improve health care for Zambians. On September 3, the Government of the United States, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), officially handed over a prefabricated skills lab to the Ministry ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Blog

Ambassador’s Blog August 8, 2015 Last week my family and I traveled to one of the jewels of Zambia’s National Park system – South Luangwa. What an amazing place. In the span of a few short days we saw lions and leopards and elephants and really everything save rhinos and wild dogs — the last ... Read More»

United States Partners with Project Concern International to Support Church Based HIV Prevention Initiatives

Lusaka. July 21, 2015. MAZABUKA – On July 21, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young attended a dissemination and award meeting organized by Project Concern International through its “Church Partnerships for Positive Change” (CPPC) project. Since late 2010, PCI has worked with the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) and the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) in ... Read More»

United States and Zambia Launch Women’s Health Initiative

Lusaka. July 11, 2015. MANSA – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Susan K. Brems and the Honorable Emerine Kabanshi, Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, met in Luapula Province to commemorate the start of a new activity aimed at improving maternal health. The Sexual and Reproductive Health for ... Read More»

Speech by Ambassador Eric Schultz during our National Day celebrations

July 9, 2015 On July 2, 1776 the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, was formally adopted by the Congress two days later, on July 4. We Americans celebrate our national birthday on July 4 but it might easily have been July 2. Our ... Read More»

United States and Zambia Open HIV Services Clinic

Lusaka. June 30, 2015. KABWE — On June 30, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through funding provided by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Government of the Republic of Zambia officially opened the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial ART (antiretroviral therapy) Clinic. The newly refurbished clinic will provide vital ... Read More»

U.S. Visa Systems Issues

Lusaka. June 18, 2015. The United States State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experience technical problems with its visa systems. This is a global issue, and the State Department is working around the clock to fix it. More than 100 computer experts from both the private and public sectors across the United States ... Read More»

U.S. Government Commends Zambia’s Intent to Integrate Rwandans

Lusaka. June 9, 2015. LUSAKA – In a clear confirmation of United States commitment to durable solutions for refugees, a delegation of senior U.S government officials concluded a visit to Zambia’s two refugee settlements of Meheba and Mayukwayukwa, touring projects under a local integration program for former Angolan and Rwandan refugees. The U.S. delegation, led ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports New Women’s Entrepreneurship Center

Lusaka. June 5, 2015. LUSAKA — United States Ambassador Eric Schultz today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan and CEO and Founder of Startup Cup Sean Griffin supporting a new women’s entrepreneurship program in sub-Saharan Africa. Building off of the efforts of two key U.S. Department of State programs, the ... Read More»

United States Defense Attaché Hands Over 50th Medical Facility

Lusaka. June 2, 2015. LUSAKA — The United States Defense Attaché Office, part of the U.S. Mission to Zambia, officially handed over the Gondar Camp Hospital to the Zambian Ministry of Defense in a ceremony on May 22, 2015. The hospital, located in Chipata, Eastern Province, will support military personnel, their families, and community members ... Read More»

United States Government Awards $35,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

Lusaka. June 1, 2015. Lusaka — The Government of the United States of America today awarded $35,000 to Zambian community-based organizations through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF). The four grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in four provinces. At the signing ceremony which took place at ... Read More»

U.S. Trade Mission Seeks to Expand Business Opportunities with Zambia

Lusaka. June 1, 2015. Lusaka — The U.S.-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is visiting Zambia June 1-3, as part of a two-country trade mission. CCA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. CCA is composed of more than 180 ... Read More»

United States and Zambia Commemorate Menstruation Hygiene Day

Lusaka. May 29, 2015. CHIPATA — On May 28, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education (MESVTEE) commemorated the second annual Menstruation Hygiene Day at an event held at the Nsanjika Primary School in Zambia’s Eastern Province. Organized by the USAID-funded Schools Promoting ... Read More»

United States Announces 2015 Zambian Mandela Washington Fellows

Lusaka. May 27, 2015. LUSAKA — The United States Embassy is excited to announce that 21 Zambian young leaders have been selected to participate in President Obama’s 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Through a highly competitive application process the participants, nine male and 12 female, were selected from more than 1,000 Zambian ... Read More»

United States and Zambia Make Gains in Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lusaka. May 15, 2015. LUSAKA — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, and the Ministry of Home Affairs gathered to mark the culmination of the TB CARE I project. Jointly funded by USAID and the United States President’s Emergency ... Read More»

United States Provides Vehicles to Expand Healthcare Delivery Across Zambia

Lusaka. April 30, 2015. LUSAKA — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Zambian Ministry of Health (MOH), and the Ministry of Community Development and Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH) joined together to commemorate the delivery of 10 new all-terrain vehicles to Medical Stores Limited (MSL). The 10 Toyota Land Cruisers will increase ... Read More»

United States Ambassador Eric Schultz Spotlights Zambia’s Poaching Crisis

Lusaka. April 22, 2015. LUSAKA — United States Ambassador Eric Schultz visited Kafue National Park this week to highlight the important role of the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) in protecting Zambia’s national heritage, to better understand the operations of Zambia’s largest national park, and to make a call to action for the protection of Zambia’s ... Read More»

Reflections on My Trip to Kafue National Park – A Call to Action by United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz

April 22, 2015 My visit this past week to Kafue National Park, the largest park in Zambia and the second largest park in all of Africa, was wonderful and alarming at the same time. I was very much looking forward to this visit because Zambian wildlife is one of my favorite features of your beautiful ... Read More»

United States Embassy Information Resource Center Grand Opening

April 14, 2015 LUSAKA — United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz officially opened the U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC) in Lusaka encouraging Zambians to use the IRC to access information about the United States. “The Information Resource Center is an ideal place for the U.S. Embassy to share knowledge about democracy, entrepreneurship, and ... Read More»

United States Ambassador Eric Schultz Visits Southern Province

April 9, 2015 | Contact: Janet Deutsch, Public Affairs Officer, Phone: 357000 LUSAKA – United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz this week visited Southern Province to promote U.S. government-funded health, wildlife, and other programs. U.S. Support for Zambian Health Programs In the last ten years, the United States has provided more than $2 billion ... Read More»

United States Donates Vehicles to Save Zambian Mothers

April 7, 2015 | Contact: Janet Deutsch, Public Affairs Officer, Phone: 357000 Lusaka – United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz participated in a vehicle handover ceremony today in Choma, Southern Province. The U.S. government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is supporting the Saving Mothers Giving Life initiative through the donation of three ... Read More»

United States Government Handover of Protective Gear to Zambian Peacekeepers

Lusaka. March 17, 2015. LUSAKA — The United States Government is proud to support Zambia’s future peacekeeping troops for the United Nations mission to Central African Republic. Our most recent effort is the March 17 handover of uniforms, helmets, and other protective gear to the future Zambian peacekeeping troops that is valued at more than ... Read More»

U.S. Government Commends Zambia on Angolan Former Refugee Local Integration

Lusaka. February 24, 2015. LUSAKA — A U.S. delegation visited Mayukwayukwa refugee camp in Kaoma District February 16-18 and commended the Mongu provincial government on its role in the Angolan former refugee Local Integration program. The United States government has donated $1 million to the program. The Ministry of Home Affair’s Commissioner for Refugees leads ... Read More»

Ambassador Eric Schultz Pays Call on President Edgar Lungu

LUSAKA — United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia Eric Schultz today paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Ambassador Schultz congratulated President Lungu on his recent inauguration and reiterated the United States commitment to continued partnership with the people and government of Zambia. During the meeting Ambassador Schultz and ... Read More»

Remarks of Ambassador Eric Schultz at the American Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Reception

Lusaka.  February 19, 2015. Honorable Minister, Members of the AmCham Board, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening and welcome. I will be brief so we can get quickly to our guest of honor tonight – and so that she can get quickly to the British Chamber of Commerce’s launch tonight. We wouldn’t want to step on ... Read More»

Congratulatory Message from Secretary Kerry to Zambian President Lungu

Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your inauguration as the sixth President of the Republic of Zambia. By upholding its democratic traditions with a free and peaceful election, Zambia serves as a model for other countries in Africa and the world. In keeping with the historic ties between the United States and Zambia, I look forward ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Blog

Ambassador’s Blog February 13, 2015. The elections have come and gone and Zambia has a new President, His Excellency Edgar Lungu. President Lungu is taking time to assemble his cabinet and to think through his governing priorities – a good thing given that former President Sata’s sudden death and the whirlwind election probably left little ... Read More»

United States Supports Launch of Zambia National Public Health Institute

Lusaka. February 11, 2015. LUSAKA – Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde launched the U.S. government-supported Zambia National Public Health Institute (NPHI) at a national stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at the Intercontinental Hotel on Haile Selassie Road, Lusaka at 9:00AM. The NPHI will be a national-level unit that provides leadership and coordination ... Read More»

United States Provides Medical Storage Units

Lusaka. February 11, 2015. On February 11, 2015, officials from the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) gathered in Kabwe with United States Government representatives to mark the official handover of 17 prefabricated medical storage units. Funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ... Read More»

Press Statement: Zambia Presidential By-Elections

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 25, 2015 ________________________________________ The Government of the United States congratulates the people of the Republic of Zambia for conducting another democratic election. Facing significant logistical challenges, Zambians went to the polls to uphold their democratic traditions. We acknowledge the important work of the Electoral Commission of ... Read More»

Statement of United States Ambassador Eric Schultz on Zambia’s January 20 Presidential Election

Lusaka.  January 21, 2015. LUSAKA — We strongly commend the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for running a professional, well-organized election free of political violence and with minimal electoral irregularities. We encourage patience until all the votes are counted and the ECZ can announce the results. Once the electoral process is complete, we hope all ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Rallies and Demonstrations

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Rallies and Demonstrations January 13, 2015 The U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens that political rallies or demonstrations may occur without significant notice throughout Zambia, particularly in the lead up to the Zambian presidential election on January 20, 2015. U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ... Read More»

United States Provides over 11 Million Kwacha in Support of a Free, Fair, Transparent, and Peaceful Presidential Election

January 6, 2015 Embassy of the United States of America Lusaka, Zambia The United States and Zambia Partnering Together NR/1053/01/06/15 For Immediate Release Contact: Public Affairs Officer Phone: 357000 Lusaka — The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided 11.3 million Kwacha ($1.8 million) to support a free, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Now Accepting Applications for PEPFAR Small Grants

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 2015 Small Grants Program application is now open. Registered community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV and AIDS prevention and the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) are eligible to apply. The U.S. Embassy is accepting applications for grant awards up to ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young Meets with MMD Leader

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young met with Nevers Mumba on December 24 to discuss the upcoming Zambian presidential by-election. (Ambassador Eric Schultz is out of the country on travel.) Over the past few weeks, Ambassador Schultz and other Embassy officials have been meeting with presidential candidates from Zambia’s main political parties urging free, fair, transparent, ... Read More»

2014 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars

Application deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified Zambian nationals to apply for the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars programs. SUSI Scholars programs are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding ... Read More»

2014 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified Zambian nationals to apply for the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators program. The SUSI Secondary School Educators program aims to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other ... Read More»

2014 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified Zambian women to apply for the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership.  SUSI Student Leader programs are intensive short term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., David Young Meets with UPND Leader

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., David Young met with Hakainde Hichilema on December 19 to discuss the upcoming Zambian presidential by-election. (Ambassador Eric Schultz is out of the country on travel.) Over the past few weeks, Ambassador Schultz and other Embassy officials have been meeting with presidential candidates from Zambia’s main political parties urging free, fair, transparent, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Eric Schultz Discusses Free, Fair Elections with Acting President Scott

Lusaka. December 14, 2014. LUSAKA – United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia Eric Schultz today met with His Excellency Acting President Dr. Guy Scott, reiterating United States commitment to partnership with the people and Government of Zambia. Ambassador Schultz again stated his appreciation for the warm Zambian welcome that he has received. Ambassador ... Read More»

PEPFAR Honors Champions Striving for Equal Access to HIV Services in Zambia

LUSAKA – The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in collaboration with the National AIDS Council honored 12 “Champions” striving for equal access to quality HIV services in Zambia today. “We held this contest for the second year to draw attention to the extraordinary work people are doing throughout the country. These Champions ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Blog

Ambassador’s Blog November 21, 2014 My first month in Lusaka has been a time of happiness and sorrow. My family and I couldn’t be happier to finally be back in Africa and especially to be in beautiful Lusaka. To have arrived while the Jacaranda trees were still in bloom was a special treat. We fell ... Read More»

Three U.S.-Funded Projects Strengthen Health Services in Zambia

Lusaka. November 20, 2014. LUSAKA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Zambian Government, has strengthened health service delivery and expanded HIV prevention across Zambia through three health projects: the Communication Support for Health (CSH) project, the Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Program (ZISSP), and the Zambia-led Prevention Initiative (ZPI). ... Read More»

Statements from the President of the United States and the United States Ambassador to Zambia on the Passing of President Sata

Message for U.S. Citizens: Statements from the President of the United States and the United States Ambassador to Zambia on the Passing of President Sata (October 30, 2014) Statement by President of the United States Barack Obama on the passing of Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata: On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I ... Read More»

Statement by the U.S. Ambassador-designate Eric Schultz Upon the Death of His Excellency President Michael Chilufya Sata

October 29, 2014 | Lusaka On behalf of the American people and the U.S. Embassy, I am deeply saddened by the passing of His Excellency the fifth Republican President of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata. President Sata was a man of the people who was strongly committed to building his country during its first 50 years. ... Read More»

United States Expresses Condolences Over Lake Kariba Boating Tragedy

Lusaka. October 27, 2014. LUSAKA – The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia, joined by U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who represented the United States at Zambia’s Golden Jubilee, express sincere condolences on behalf of the American people to the friends and family members ... Read More»

U.S. Government Awards a US$24,996 Grant to Meheba Women’s Centre Group

Lusaka. September 30, 2014. Lusaka – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) has awarded a $24,996 (154,975 ZMW) grant under the Julia Taft Refugee Fund to the Meheba Women’s Centre Group. This grant is intended to support local female refugees in establishing a chicken egg production program and to ... Read More»

U.S.-Funded Project Extends Quality Health Care for Zambians

Lusaka. September 25, 2014. LUSAKA — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Society for Family Health (SFH) have made great strides in extending the government’s reach of essential health services across the country through the recently culminated Partnership for Integrated Social Marketing (PRISM) project. Using an integrated health service delivery model ... Read More»

Confirmation of Eric T. Schultz as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia

LUSAKA – Wednesday, September 17, the United States Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric T. Schultz as Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. He is expected to arrive in Zambia in the next few weeks. Ambassador Designate Schultz is a longtime diplomat and career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service who most recently served ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Applauds Peaceful By-Elections

September 17, 2014 Elections are the cornerstone of a participatory democracy, and they are successful when voters approach the polls free from fear of violence and intimidation. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), the Zambia Police Service (ZPS), Zambia’s political parties, and the people of Zambia for ... Read More»

United States and Zambia to Strengthen the OVC Social Welfare Workforce

Lusaka. September 17, 2014. LUSAKA — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Zambian government joined with local stakeholders at a Road Map Workshop on September 17 to develop a plan aimed at strengthening the social welfare workforce in the delivery of services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the ... Read More»

U.S. PEPFAR Awards 1.6 Million Kwacha to Community-Based Organizations

Lusaka. September 15, 2014. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the National AIDS Council (NAC) announced 16 awardees of the PEPFAR small grants program today. PEPFAR provides one-time grants for up to 100,000 ZMW to help build community-led sustainable programs in HIV prevention and support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) ... Read More»

U.S. Government Awards $25,000 to the Zambia National Women’s Lobby

Lusaka.  September 8, 2014. Lusaka — The Embassy of the United States is proud to announce a $25,000 grant to the Zambian National Women’s Lobby (ZNWL), which will focus on increasing women’s involvement in local and national political structures. As part of the U.S. government’s Full Participation Fund, ZNWL’s project will target women in three ... Read More»

United States Supports Launch of Zambia Field Epidemiology Training Program

Lusaka. September 5, 2014. LUSAKA –Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Davy Chikamata, launched the U.S. government-supported Zambia Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), the first of its kind in Zambia, with a ceremony Friday, September 5 at Nomad’s Court, 34474 Off Alick Nkhata Road, Lusaka at 9:00AM. The Zambia FETP is a comprehensive, two-year, competency-based ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Zambia@50 with Freedom Song Vocal Recording Artist

Lusaka. September 4, 2014. Lusaka – The Embassy of the United States of America congratulates Zambia on its upcoming 50th anniversary of independence! As part of the U.S. Embassy’s contribution to Zambia@50 celebrations, the U.S. government is sponsoring a September 3-6 visit of world renowned American inspirational singer Wintley Phipps for Golden Jubilee performances. We ... Read More»

United States and Zambia Invest in Supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Lusaka. August 22, 2014. LUSAKA – On August 22, the United States and Zambian governments attended the joint commencement of three Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) support activities. The activities work to strengthen the abilities of individuals, organizations, and systems to provide OVC services for the most vulnerable children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in ... Read More»

Ebola Virus Disease

U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease August 20, 2014 The U. S. Embassy would like to share with U.S. citizens living in Zambia the following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and suggested precautions for travelers who have visited Liberia, ... Read More»

“President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Summit: Uniting for Africa’s Future”

August 1, 2014 President Obama’s words exemplify the deep commitment of the United States to support Africa’s vibrant and dynamic future. On August 5-6, President Obama will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., inviting heads of state and leaders from across Africa to come together to pave the way for a brighter ... Read More»

United States and Shakumbila Chiefdom Launch Strategic Plan for Development

Lusaka. July 26, 2014. MUMBWA — The United States and Zambian governments joined together with His Royal Highness Senior Chief Shakumbila to launch a strategic plan that defines the Chiefdom’s development aspirations and delivers the first-ever roadmap to achieve those goals. The launch took place on July 26, 2014, in Zambia’s Mumbwa District during the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Newsletter

U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Message for U.S. Citizens July 11, 2014 Consular Newsletter Every quarter the U.S. Embassy Consular Section publishes a newsletter on consular-related matters. All issues of our newsletter, the Consular Communicator, can be found on our embassy website . This quarter’s newsletter has information on the following topics: the U.S. Embassy’s public affairs section, changes ... Read More»

United States Government Awards $50,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

Lusaka. June 30, 2014. Lusaka — The Government of the United States of America today awarded $50,000 to Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program (SSH). The six grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in five provinces. At the signing ceremony which took place ... Read More»

Dr. Jill Biden, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and U.S. Ambassador Catherine Russell to Travel to Africa

LUSAKA — Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone from June 30 – July 7, 2014. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also travel with Dr. Biden. During their travel, Dr. ... Read More»

Strategic Plan Launched for Shimukunami Chiefdom Development

Lusaka. June 21, 2014. LUFWANYAMA — The United States and Zambian governments joined together with Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Shimukunami VIII of the Lamba people, Shimukunami Chiefdom, to launch a strategic plan that defines the chiefdom’s development aspirations and delivers the first-ever roadmap to achieve those goals. On June 21, the launch took place during ... Read More»

United States Releases Zambia YouthMap Assessment Identifying Youth’s Goals

Lusaka. June 19, 2014. LUSAKA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) engaged over 100 stakeholders in discussions at the YouthMap Zambia: Youth Voices, Finding Solutions dissemination event on June 19. The event highlighted key findings from the recently released YouthMap Zambia assessment that focused on young people’s access to health, education, work, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Revised Entry and Exit Requirements for South Africa

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Message for U.S. Citizens: Revised Entry and Exit Requirements for South Africa June 16, 2014 The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka would like to inform U.S. citizens in Zambia who are planning on traveling to, or transiting through, South Africa that South African authorities recently issued new immigration regulations, effective on ... Read More»

“The United States and Zambia: Celebrating Freedom Together” National Day Remarks

Deputy Chief of Mission David J. Young June 5, 2014. Today we commemorate 238 years of American independence. We’re getting an early start – ahead of the Fourth of July, owing to school holidays and the seasonal flight of many diplomats – but today we will lift our glasses to remember the inspiring vision of ... Read More»

U.S. Welcomes 12 Zambian and Zimbabwean Entrepreneurs

Lusaka. June 4, 2014. The United States welcomes 12 dynamic Zambians and Zimbabweans as part of the Business and Entrepreneurship Exchange Program. This innovative leadership development program, funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, brings emerging business leaders from Zambia and Zimbabwe to the United States for a four-week program ... Read More»

Protecting Children’s Rights – An Imperative, Not an Option

June 1, 2014 – by German Ambassador Bernd Finke and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires David Young June 1 is International Children’s Day. It is a day to recall the aspirations, rights and, sadly, all too often the plight of the children of the world. International Children’s Day was proclaimed in 1925. Our societies have seen fundamental ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – June 4th IRS Webinar

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Message for U.S. Citizens: June 4th Internal Revenue Service Webinar May 28, 2014 To assist all taxpayers in meeting their foreign bank account reporting requirements, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is hosting a webinar regarding the Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts on the Electronic FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and ... Read More»

United States and Zambia Promote Menstrual Hygiene Education to Keep Girls in School

Lusaka. May 28, 2014. LUSAKA – The United States and Zambian governments, together with cooperating partners, private sector companies, and non-governmental organizations, are observing Menstrual Hygiene Day with the theme of “Let’s start the conversation.” Today’s event focuses on menstrual hygiene management and is intended to raise awareness about the challenges affecting the health and ... Read More»

“A Free Press is the Guardian of a Free People”

May 15, 2014 “From 100 yards away, the freshly turned earth of the field appeared to be covered with haphazard dots. Five feet away, the dots became empty shoes, shattered eyeglasses, and decaying clothing…No evidence of battles having been fought was found.” Thus begins journalist David Rohde’s account of the mass graves he witnessed in ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Announces Zambian Participants in President Obama’s Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Lusaka. May 15, 2014. Lusaka, Zambia – At a welcome reception and press conference at the U.S. Embassy on May 15, Chargé d’Affaires David Young congratulated the 21 young Zambian leaders who have been chosen to participate in President Obama’s Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. He announced, “You are looking at 21 dynamic, motivated young ... Read More»

U.S. “Saving Mothers, Giving Life” Decreases Maternal Deaths by 35 Percent

Lusaka. May 7, 2014. Lusaka – United States and Zambian leadership of “Saving Mothers, Giving Life,” an initiative committed to saving women’s lives from complications during pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa, reported a 35 percent decrease in maternal deaths in participating Zambian facilities during the first 12 months of the program. The news was ... Read More»

United States Government Awards $35,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

Lusaka. May 6, 2014. United States Government Awards $35,000 to Zambian Community Organizations Lusaka — The Government of the United States of America today awarded $35,000 to Zambian community-based organizations through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF). The four grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in four ... Read More»

New Ambassador for U.S. Government International HIV/AIDS Support

International HIV/AIDS Support Dr. Deborah Birx was sworn in on April 25 as the new Ambassador at Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Ambassador Birx’s role, which she will undertake from Washington, DC, will be to lead all U.S. government international HIV/AIDS efforts through the implementation of the ... Read More»

Reconciliation Requires Peaceful Dialogue, an End to Violence, and Honest Debate

April 24, 2014 How wonderful to see the spirit of reconciliation that has marked this year’s Holy Week gatherings here in Lusaka! I was privileged to attend services at St. Ignatius Catholic Church and Miracle Life Church on Good Friday, and then St. Ignatius again on Easter Sunday. I was impressed to see the President, ... Read More»

U.S. and U.K. Announce Additional $10 million for Helping Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Lusaka. April 24, 2014. LUSAKA – At today’s launch of the Ng’ombe Clinic One-Stop Center, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) announced an additional $10.2 million in funding to fight gender-based violence and give survivors greater access to clinical services. These supplementary funds, provided by DFID ... Read More»

Embassy Speakers Bureau Jazzes It Up with Youth Audiences, Podcast

Lusaka Political Officer and musician Matt Petit volunteered with the Embassy Speakers Bureau to play trombone and talk about jazz history in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Thirty high school music students gathered to learn about jazz music’s roots in African rhythms, its birth as an American art form, and the role musicians have played ... Read More»

How to Study in the United States

EducationUSA Advisor Elda Muco conducted a three-hour interactive presentation for Zambian students and teachers who want to study in the United States. Attendees included 48 in-person students at the Embassy’s Information Resource Center and seven virtual participants from the American Corner – Copperbelt University in Kitwe via Google+ Hangout. Elda answered questions about U.S. university ... Read More»

Embassy Advances Environmental Awareness

As part of our April events focusing on the environment in honor of Earth Day, 45 students from University of Zambia gathered during school vacation for a presentation on environmental policy and awareness by Commercial and Environment Officer Srini Seetharahm and USG exchange program alumna Irene Lungu Chipili, the Principle Information and Communications Officer with ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Security Reminder

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder April 14, 2014 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens of a reported increase in crime in Zambia. Reports indicate that many residential neighborhoods throughout the country continue to experience an increase in crimes against both people and property. Carjackings, assaults, ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia April 11, 2014 Worldwide Caution The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to ... Read More»

Interagency Team Educates, Empowers Youth on Women’s Health

The Embassy welcomed more than 60 students and teachers who are members of extracurricular HIV/AIDS and health clubs at Munali Boys and Girls Secondary Schools, as well as virtual participation via Google+ Hangout from audiences at our two American Corners at Copperbelt University and Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation, to a discussion about and women’s health and ... Read More»

U.S. Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) Security Sector Reform Symposium in Zambia

Lusaka. March 26, 2014. LUSAKA, Zambia – The United States and Zambia enjoy friendly and deep relations, including through our security cooperation. As part of this cooperation, the U.S. Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) and the newly formed ACSS Zambia Community Chapter, in partnership with the Dag Hammarskjöld Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies ... Read More»

Women Journalists and Alumnae Fill the Room for Brand Communication Strategies

March 18, 2014 Convened by Embassy Lusaka’s Press Section, twenty-one women journalists filled the room for a brand communication training session by University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications Director Dr. Beth Barnes. The group included USG alumnae, well-known TV and radio personalities, and other journalists from both public and private media organizations. Questions ... Read More»

U.S. Government Handover Vehicles to Nursing and Midwifery Institutions

Lusaka. March 6, 2014. Lusaka – The United States is committed to working with the government and people of Zambia to improve health care for Zambians. On March 6, the Government of the United States, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), officially handed over four vehicles to the Ministry of Health’s ... Read More»

2013 U.S. Human Rights Report Released

Lusaka – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on February 27 released the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The country-specific Human Rights Reports are documents the U.S. Congress, by law, requires the State Department to prepare annually and make public. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set ... Read More»

The Government of the Republic of Zambia and the United States of America Announce the Launch of the Innovation Grant Program

Lusaka. February 25, 2014. Lusaka – The Government of the Republic of Zambia in partnership with the United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Account Zambia (MCA-Zambia) and the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), are pleased to announce a water, sanitation, and drainage grant program that will open later this year. The ... Read More»

Black History Month: Trip to Kafue Highlights U.S. Civil Rights Movement

As part of post’s “Mobile IRC” programming, more than 200 students and teachers at the Kafue Day Secondary School and Naboye Secondary School in Kafue joined in a discussion about Black History Month and the U.S. civil rights movement. With an emphasis on the 50th anniversaries of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Carjacking in Lusaka

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Carjacking in Lusaka February 12, 2014 The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a carjacking recently occurred on Leopards Hill Road in the vicinity of the American International School of Lusaka. No U.S. citizens were involved in the incident. The vehicle was struck by a ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Newsletter

U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Message for U.S. Citizens February 10, 2014 Consular Newsletter Every quarter the U.S. Embassy Consular Section publishes a newsletter on consular-related matters. All issues of our newsletter, the Consular Communicator, can be found on our embassy website . This quarter’s newsletter has information on the following topics: receiving cellphone text messages from the U.S. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Demonstration in Lusaka

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Lusaka February 10, 2014 The U.S. Embassy has received reports that there is an ongoing large demonstration and a heavy police presence at the Woodlands Police Station in Lusaka. The police station is located across from the Woodlands Mall. Spontaneous demonstrations take place ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Now Accepting Applications for PEPFAR Small Grants

Lusaka. January 31, 2014. Lusaka – The United States is dedicated to working with the government and people of Zambia to reduce the spread of HIV and achieve an AIDS-free generation. The United States Embassy announces a call for applications for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program. Registered grassroots ... Read More»

President Obama’s Washington Fellowship Program Application Closing Date

Lusaka. January 24, 2014. LUSAKA – The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia encourages young Zambian leaders aged 25-35 to complete applications for President Obama’s Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders by the Monday, January 27, 2014 deadline. We applaud Zambian young leaders who have already successfully completed ... Read More»

Chargé Congratulations English Access Program Graduates

On January 22, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young congratulated 40 Zambian young people on the successful conclusion of a year-long U.S.-funded English Access Micro-Scholarship Program. After his remarks commending the students and encouraging them to continue educational pursuits, the Chargé and EducationUSA Advisor Elda Muco handed out graduation certificates to the 11th grade participants of ... Read More»

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Urges Freedom For All

January 20, 2014 On January 20, the United States celebrates one of our most timely and relevant national holidays – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. For me it is a holiday that focuses national attention on some of the founding ideals that make America strong as a democracy. Like all countries, the United States ... Read More»

MLK Discussion with Lusaka Youth at University of Zambia

On Monday, January 20, 2014, nearly 40 political science and history students at the University of Zambia joined Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event including a film screening, panel presentation, and question and answer session. U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young, USAID Acquisition Officer Ayana Angulo, and CDC Deputy Director James Ham spoke about ... Read More»

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Urges Freedom For All

Lusaka – Every year in January, the United States and countries around the world celebrate the extraordinary life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the most prominent leader of the American civil rights movement. Dr. King’s legacy continues to speak to us today in the United States, Zambia, and around the world. Dr. ... Read More»

United States Joins Zambia in Launching “Let’s Read, Zambia” Mobilization Campaign

Lusaka. January 17, 2014. LUSAKA — The Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education (MESVTEE) launched on January 17 the “Let’s Read, Zambia” Mobilization Campaign, a three-year (2014 – 2017) national initiative supporting the roll-out of the Ministry’s new national education curriculum. The early-grade reading component of the new curriculum derives support from ... Read More»

United States Supports Zambia Association of Musicians’ Strategic Plan

January 16, 2014 NR/1009/01/16/14 For Immediate Release CONTACT: Janet Deutsch Public Affairs Officer Phone: 357000 Lusaka — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) collaborated with the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) and the Government of the Republic of Zambia to launch a strategic plan that strengthens the capacity of musicians to be successful ... Read More»

American Corner-MEF Hosts MLK Discussion and Film Screening

On Monday, January 20, the American Corner at the Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation (MEF) in the Copperbelt Province hosted a lively Martin Luther King, Jr. Day discussion and film screening with 30 students from the United Church of Zambia Theological College. At the start of the two-hour program, our American Corner Coordinator guided students through a ... Read More»

Zambia Community OVC Program Links to HIV/AIDS Clinical Services and Food Aid

Senefa Chinga’s bright smile hides memories of her life slipping away, when she was on the edge of becoming another AIDS death statistic in Zambia.  But thanks to the strong support she got from community caregivers from Bwafwano Community Home-based Care Program in Chazanga compound in Lusaka, she turned adversity to her advantage. After losing ... Read More»

AIDS Drug Adherence Support Workers Make a Difference in Zambia

Thirty-six year old Daniel Ngoshe, a father of six children, was jobless when he discovered he was infected with HIV.  But his life dramatically changed when he went on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and was disciplined about his drug regimen. The free anti-retroviral therapy in Zambia – as in other countries – is effective only if ... Read More»

UTH – PEPFAR Supported ART Clinic

JB was only 12 years old when he was diagnosed as HIV positive. He was first brought to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka after having two weeks of severe headaches and vomiting. After he was admitted, JB’s health quickly degenerated. A simple blood sample determined that JB had malaria. But despite the malaria treatment ... Read More»

Zambia’s Luapula Province Sees Increase in Male Involvement in PMTCT

An increasing number of men are proving that they can be true partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zambia, where the HIV epidemic continues to disproportionately devastate women and girls.  In Luapula Province, husbands and boyfriends have started to travel with their pregnant partners to antenatal clinic visits, encouraging their wives to get health ... Read More»

MOH-CBoH-SI / Central Board of Health and JHPIEGO

Agness is a midwife and the coordinator for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and test counseling services at the Nangongwe Clinic in Kafue District, Zambia.  The clinic started using the Smart Card — or electronic medical record system (EMRs) — in April 2005, and already has more than 1,000 clients who are users of this ... Read More»

Pediatric ART

Susan was only 12 months old when she was brought by her grandmother into the pediatric center at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia, one sunny October morning.  Susan was extremely frail, dull, and lifeless. Less than a year ago, Susan would have followed so many other Zambian children to the grave after ... Read More»

TB/HIV

Vincent, 42, arrived at Dambwa Clinic in June 2005 unsure of why he was ill.  His voice was so soft that he could barely be heard between coughs.  He lives in Livingstone District, Zambia, which has 30.8% HIV-prevalence rate. After a tuberculosis (TB) sputum examination and chest X-ray screening, he was diagnosed with TB.  He ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Newsletter

United States Embassy Lusaka, Zambia Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Newsletter April 16, 2014 Every quarter the U.S. Embassy Consular Section publishes a newsletter on consular-related matters. All issues of our newsletter, the Consular Communicator, can be found on our embassy website . This quarter’s newsletter has information on the following topics: the U.S. Embassy’s economic section, absentee ... Read More»
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