Celebrating the USAID Development Objective Grant Agreement

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Celebrating the USAID Development Objective Grant Agreement State House, Lusaka, Zambia October 14, 2020  (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu Honorable Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu, Minister of Finance Honorable Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health Honorable Dr. …

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United States Pledges Nearly $2 Billion in Assistance to Zambia

LUSAKA – Today, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) David Young commemorated the U.S. government’s commitment to implement a five-year, K39 billion ($1.9 billion) development strategy for Zambia.  The long-term strategy will improve health, education, economic development, and democratic governance for Zambia’s people.  The announcement …

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World Teachers Day: Teachers Leading in Crisis, Reimaging the Future

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Let’s Read Project joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Teacher’s Day on  October 5, 2020.  This day aims to bring focus to appreciating the role of teachers worldwide, as well as provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teaching and learning. The United Nations …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young During the Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the USAID STOP GBV Activity’s Coaching Boys into Men Program

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the USAID STOP GBV Activity’s Coaching Boys into Men Program October 5, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Emmanuel Mulenga, Minister of Youth, Sport, and Child Development, Joseph Kapambwe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Child Development Coaching Boys Into Men Coaches and Graduates …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young During the Virtual Handover of Diagnostic Equipment for Viral Outbreak Detection

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Virtual Handover of Diagnostic Equipment for Viral Outbreak Detection Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia October 2, 2020  (as prepared for delivery) Hon. Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Ladies and Gentlemen All other protocols observed. Good morning.  The U.S. government welcomes another opportunity to …

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United States Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defense

LUSAKA – Today, Lt. Colonel Erick Jordan, the U.S. Embassy’s Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, turned over personal protective equipment (PPE) and other infection control supplies to Dr. Felix V. Phiri, Permanent Secretary at the Zambian Ministry of Defense.  The donation, valued at K1.5 million, will support the Ministry of Defense and the Defense …

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United States, Zambia Sign MOU to Improve Wildlife Conservation

LUSAKA – On September 23, the U.S. government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zambia’s Ministry of Tourism and Arts to improve wildlife management and combat illegal wildlife trade in Zambia.  The MOU is a non-binding framework outlining mutual commitments to protect wildlife and strengthen Zambia’s wildlife management, which supports the country’s natural capital heritage, environmental …

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USAID/Power Africa Announces $2.6 Million in Healthcare Electrification Grants

LUSAKA – Power Africa , through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announces grants totaling $2,620,650 (K52,413,000) to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 60 percent of all healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity , and of those that do, only 34 percent of hospitals and 28 percent of health clinics have reliable, 24-hour …

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United States Commemorates International Literacy Day Highlighting Partnership in Zambia’s COVID-19 Response

LUSAKA – Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.  To commemorate ILD 2020, Komboni Radio interviewed Chargé d’Affaires David Young from the U.S. Embassy.  Chargé Young used the interview to highlight …

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PEPFAR Small Grants Ceremony and Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young PEPFAR Small Grants Ceremony and Workshop U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia September 9, 2020  (as prepared for delivery)  Dr. Connie Osbourne, National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council, Director General Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed.   Good morning.  I welcome you to the U.S. Embassy’s awards ceremony for the U.S. President’s Emergency …

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Zambian Grassroots Organizations Receive K2.6 Million from United States to Fight HIV

LUSAKA – Today, the U.S. government, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program, awarded over K2.6 million  to 17 non-governmental grassroots organizations representing seven provinces in Zambia during a ceremony in the presence of U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young  and Dr. Connie Osbourne of the National AIDS Council. …

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Dissemination of the SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence Study Preliminary Results

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Dissemination of the SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence Study Preliminary Results Ministry of Health, Ndeke House, Lusaka, Zambia September 8, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Technical Services, Dr. Kennedy Malama Professor Victor Mukonka, Director of the Zambia National …

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United States Donates Critical Medical Equipment to Help Zambia Fight COVID-19

LUSAKA – Yesterday, the U.S. government donated lifesaving medical supplies to the Lusaka Provincial Health Office as an expression of ongoing support toward the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia. The handover event featured the most recent contribution from the American people, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young during the Handover of COVID Medical Supplies

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Handover of COVID Medical Supplies Lusaka Provincial Health Office, Lusaka, Zambia September 3, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Technical Services, Dr. Kennedy Malama Provincial Health Director, Lusaka, Dr. Consity Mwale Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed. …

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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.

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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 …

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USAID Vehicle Handover to the Ministry of Health

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 …

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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 …

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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!  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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

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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 …

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U.S. Global Coordinator For President’s Malaria Initiative Visits Zambia

March 10, 2016 Lusaka – Retired Rear Admiral Ziemer, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Coordinator was in Zambia on a three day visit February 24 to 26, 2016. Admiral Ziemer held meetings with Zambian health officials in malaria control, and participated in the third President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) technical training that attracted about 150 …

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