U.S. Embassy Announces Arrival of Additional COVID Vaccines

LUSAKA–The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia is pleased to announce the arrival of an additional 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States Government as part of its global efforts to fight the coronavirus.  The United States has now donated over 300,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson to Zambia …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Arrival of COVID Vaccine

LUSAKA–The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia is pleased to announce the arrival of 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States Government as part of its global efforts to fight the coronavirus. The vaccines were made available through the African Union COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility and are …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia – 16 July 2021 Location: Zambia, countrywide Event: General Elections, August 12, 2021. Zambia will hold general elections on August 12, allowing the electorate to cast votes for the President and National Assembly members.  While we are not anticipating large scale violence or unrest, the Department of …

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President Biden Expresses Condolences on Passing of Former President Kaunda

THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON June 24, 2021   His Excellency Edgar Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia Lusaka Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my sincere condolences to the entire Kaunda family, as well as the people of Zambia, on the passing of former President Kenneth …

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Condolences on the Passing of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the First President of the Republic of Zambia

LUSAKA – The Embassy of the United States of America joins the Zambian people and the international community in mourning the passing of His Excellency Kenneth Kaunda, the first president of the Republic of Zambia.  We extend to his family and the people of Zambia our condolences. President Kaunda is known to the Zambian people …

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Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young At the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Thursday, June 10, 2021 (as prepared for virtual delivery) Good morning.  My name is David Young, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy.  I am so pleased to join you this morning to hear about your experiences in the …

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Launch of Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment 2021 Survey Ministry of Health

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Launch of Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment 2021 Survey Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia May 20, 2021  (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Dr. Robert Sheneberger, University of Maryland Country Director Dr. Connie Osbourne, National AIDS Council Director Distinguished guests  …

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U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health Announce $400 Million in HIV/AIDS Funding

LUSAKA– U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young and Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama today announced the U.S. government’s pledge to contribute $401.6 million (K9 billion) next year towards HIV epidemic control, with an additional $20.1 million (K448.9 million) supporting COVID-19 relief. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made these …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 2021 Country Operational Plan Joint Press Conference

Lusaka, Zambia May 18, 2021 (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Ministry of Health U.S. and Zambian government colleagues Members of the press Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed Today, we are gathered to highlight the accomplishments of the U.S.-Zambia health partnership as we build even greater momentum …

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Joint Diplomatic Statement on Start of Zambian Elections Campaign

Joint Statement by the Embassies and High Commissions of Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States Accredited to the Republic of Zambia As Friends of Zambian Democracy, we welcome the Zambian government’s stated commitment to holding democratic and credible elections on August 12, 2021. Specifically, we welcome assurances that the elections …

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World Press Freedom Day: Protect Our Cherished Media Freedoms

 World Press Freedom Day: Protect Our Cherished Media Freedoms by David Young, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i, U.S. Embassy World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of a free press and the critical role it plays in undergirding democracies and informing the public about the issues of the day. Having worked as …

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USAID Transforming Teacher Education in Zambia Project Launch

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young USAID Transforming Teacher Education in Zambia Project Launch Friday, April 9, 2021  (Remarks as prepared) Ministry of General Education – Permanent Secretary-Technical Services Dr. Jobbicks Kalumba Ministry of Higher Education – Permanent Secretary Ms. Kayula Siame University of Zambia – Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamala Kambikambi University of …

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Remarks by USAID Mission Director Sheryl Stumbras: World Malaria Day Commemoration Event

Remarks by USAID Mission Director Sheryl Stumbras World Malaria Day Commemoration Event Lusaka, Zambia April 26, 2021 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda WHO Country Representative, Dr. Nathan Bakyaita (By chai ta) Permanent Secretary of Technical Services, Dr. Kennedy Malama Director of Health Promotion, Environment and Social Determinants, Dr. Able …

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United States Continues Fight Against Malaria Amidst COVID-19

LUSAKA – The United States joins the Zambian government in commemorating World Malaria Day under the 2021 theme, “Draw a Line for Malaria Free Zambia.”  The United States is proud to support Zambia to continue its fight against malaria, working together to sustain essential malaria services amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite incredible …

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United States Invests K6.2 Million to Empower Women and Youth Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA – Nearly 800 women and youth entrepreneurs have completed an innovative U.S. government-funded entrepreneurship project that supports women’s empowerment and inclusive economic development in Zambia. The one-year Kuku Project, implemented by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC) through a K6.2 million ($280,000) grant from the U.S. government, provided training to 769 early-stage entrepreneurs from …

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Government’s Response to COVID-19 in Zambia

LUSAKA — The United States has continued to demonstrate its global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, recently committing an additional K230 billion ($11 billion) to respond to the threat worldwide.  Since the start of the pandemic in Zambia, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the …

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New U.S. Partnership Set to Transform Teacher Education in Zambia

LUSAKA — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially announced its Transforming Teacher Education project today in a hybrid in-person and online virtual event at the University of Zambia (UNZA).  The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University (FSU) will implement the five-year, $15 million project (K300 million), in partnership with School-to-School International …

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United States Announces K36.75 million ($1.75 million) for COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Zambia

LUSAKA – The U.S. government congratulates the Government of the Republic of Zambia on the approval of its COVID-19 vaccination program.  COVID-19 vaccinations are critical to controlling the pandemic, slowing the emergence of new variants, and helping to restart the global economy.  In support of the global vaccination effort, the United States recently announced an …

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United States Continues to Support Zambia’s Fight Against TB During COVID-19

On this World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2021, the United States reaffirms its commitment to stand with Zambia in the fight against infectious diseases such as TB, which is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality country-wide. The U.S. government’s investments to combat TB in Zambia include training health care workers, improving infection control, …

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United States Hands Over Educational Materials to the Ministry of General Education

LUSAKA – On December 15, the U.S. government handed over 5,000 tablet computers and more than 2 million readers, teachers’ guides, and other teaching and learning materials to the Ministry of General Education (MoGE).  These tablets and materials will benefit approximately 20,000 teachers and 1.4 million learners in Early Childhood Education (ECE) through Grade 3 …

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U.S. CDC Celebrates 20 Years in Zambia and Signs New Five-Year Agreements with MOH and UTH

LUSAKA – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Zambia) is celebrating 20 years of service in Zambia under the theme, Saving Lives through Partnership.  CDC Zambia opened its offices on December 10, 2000 and over the last 20 years, it has worked closely with Government of the Republic of Zambia institutions …

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Zambia Launches Four New One-Stop Centers Providing Essential Services for Gender-Based Violence Survivors

Lusaka – Zambia’s Minister of Health and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i David Young launched four new Gender-Based Violence (GBV) One-Stop Centers in four districts – Kitwe, Mufulira, Sesheke and Solwezi — yesterday in a virtual event hosted at the Ministry of Health. These One-Stop Centers provide survivors of GBV with care such as psychosocial …

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Launch of the Second Phase of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young Launch of the Second Phase of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Lusaka, Zambia December 2, 2020 Good morning.  I am so pleased to join you this morning to welcome you to the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs or AWE.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I wish …

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Gender-Based Violence:  16 Days of Activism Against GBV National Launch

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young 16 Days of Activism Against GBV National Launch Freedom Statue, Lusaka, Zambia November 25, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) His Excellency President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Changwa Lungu Honorable Elizabeth Phiri, Minister of Gender Ms. Coumba Mar Gardio, UN Resident Coordinator Ladies and …

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Zambian Students Enthusiastically Attend U.S. College Fair as Their Numbers Rise at U.S. Schools

LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy, through the EducationUSA program, proudly celebrated International Education Week on November 16-20, 2020. International Education Week highlights the benefits of study abroad programs at undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate levels for international students who pursue college studies outside of their home country. During International Education Week, the Institute of International Education …

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U.S. Invests K4.5 million in Women-Owned Businesses, Launches Second Phase of Women Entrepreneurship Training

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Presentation of the Second Phase of Academy for Women Entrepreneurs and Announcement of Seed Funding Winners Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center, Lusaka, Zambia October 29, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning.  Thanks to WEAC Executive Director Nambula Kachumi and the WEAC team for hosting us today.  …

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U.S. Invests K4.5 million in Women-Owned Businesses, Launches Second Phase of Women Entrepreneurship Training

LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC), has today awarded nine women entrepreneurs a total of K4.5 million ($225,000) in seed funding to support women’s entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment.  Each of the winners received K500,000 ($25,00) from USADF following a competitive …

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United States Enables Zambia’s Leadership Role in SADC Regional Seed Export Policy

LUSAKA – Today, U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in close partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia, commissioned a pilot seed export from Zambia to Mozambique produced by emerging seed company, Lake Agriculture. The USAID-funded Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade …

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U.S. Embassy Awards Over K2.5 Million in Small Grants to Zambian Community Organizations

LUSAKA – Today, the U.S. Embassy announced the awarding of grants totaling over K2.5 million ($126,000) to six Zambian community-based organizations through its Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program.  The grants will promote civic participation, press freedom, entrepreneurship, and creative expression among youth. The U.S. Embassy’s Director of Public Affairs and spokesman, Sean McIntosh, recognized …

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Virtual World Polio Day Commemoration

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Virtual World Polio Day Commemoration Lusaka, Zambia October 23, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Ministry of Health Dr. Nathan Bakyaita, World Health Organization Country Representative Ms. Noala Skinner, UNICEF Country Representative Ms. Lucie Kasanga, District Governor, Rotary Club International …

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United States Supports Democratic Elections in Zambia

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Democracy Strengthening in Zambia Project Launch Neelkanth Sarovar Premiere Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia October 20, 2020  (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Given Lubinda, Minister of Justice Honorable Justice Esau Chulu, Chair, Electoral Commission of Zambia Mr. Lionel Laurens, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Program His Excellency Jacek …

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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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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. 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, a.i. 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 …

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

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. 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 …

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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, a.i. David Young during the Handover of COVID Medical Supplies

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. 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 …

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United States, Zambia Reaffirm Partnership

LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young met with Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to discuss issues of mutual interest, including the close U.S.-Zambian partnership in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. President Lungu and Chargé Young pledged to continue to prioritize the fight against COVID-19 and work collaboratively as Zambia strives to …

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Op-Ed: America’s Unwavering Aid

Op-Ed:  America’s Unwavering Aid By David J. Young Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against COVID-19 is a story of days, months, and decades.  Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world.  These efforts, in turn, build on a …

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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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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 …

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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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