United States Awards Small Grants to Zambian Community Organizations

LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy recently awarded K1.3 million to six Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help small grant program.  These grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in four provinces. The Special Self-Help program grants provide financial support from the American people directly to Zambian …

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U.S. Launches Program to Strengthen Regulatory and Fiscal Governance in Zambia’s Mining Sector

LUSAKA – The Embassy of the United States is partnering with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to strengthen regulatory oversight and improve fiscal governance in the country’s vital mining sector.  The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy and Natural Resources, through an 18-month program under its Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI), …

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USAID, Corteva, Global Communities, John Deere Collaboration Leverages K777 Million Investment to Catalyze Agriculture in Zambia

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Ten thousand emerging farmers across Zambia will receive support to increase their productivity, incomes, and sustainable farming practices under a new project spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Corteva Agriscience, Global Communities, and John Deere. The objective of the Zambia Emerging Farmers Partnership is to transform Zambia’s largely …

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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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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young: Human Rights Day

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young Human Rights Day U.S. Embassy Lusaka December 10, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day, which is observed all around the world.  Today we celebrate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the foundational document that states that all …

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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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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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