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 …

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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 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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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U.S. Assistant Secretary Praises U.S.-Zambia Positive Relations, Urges Zambia to Maintain Democratic Reputation During Elections

June 28, 2016. LUSAKA, Zambia — United States Department of State Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Zambia June 26 – 28, 2016. This was Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield’s second trip to Zambia and during this visit she met officials of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, opposition political party members, civil society …

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United States Urges Zambian Government to Enable The Post to Reopen

The timing of the closure of The Post Newspaper by the Zambian Revenue Authority, only weeks before important elections in Zambia, is of deep concern.  The closure of The Post is the loss of an independent voice during the campaign period and election cycle.  The United States Government urges the Government of the Republic of …

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United States Donates Protective Equipment to Zambian Peacekeeping Troops

April 15, 2016. LUSAKA, Zambia – The Embassy of the United States to the Republic of Zambia welcomed a delegation from the Zambian Army for an official handover of protective equipment for the Zambian Peacekeeping Battalion, or ZAMBAT 2. The U.S. Government, through the Global Peace Operations Initiative, or GPOI, trained and equipped both ZAMBAT …

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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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Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants’ insight into U.S. society and values. More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs …

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten (10) months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually. Eighteen major universities …

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New Year’s Greetings

Joint Statement By United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz German Ambassador to Zambia Bernd Finke Acting British High Commissioner to Zambia Lucy Joyce On behalf of our governments, we would like to wish the citizens of Zambia a prosperous, peaceful 2016. Zambia has proven itself throughout the years to be a shining example of …

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U.S. Government, Ministry of Health, and Columbia University Launch New Health Survey

Ndola — The U.S. Government, Zambian Ministry of Health, and U.S.-based Columbia University launched a groundbreaking survey:  the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) on November 27, 2015 at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium.  The ZAMPHIA survey is a nationally representative, population-based HIV impact assessment that will commence in mid-December and is expected to run for …

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U.S. Embassy-WECREATE Host Second Economic Panel Discussion

Lusaka, Zambia—In coordination with the Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE), the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia is proud to announce the Second Economic Panel Discussion focused on the agricultural sector.  The discussion is part of a series of economic panel …

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U.S. Ambassador Schultz and U.S. Wildlife Expert: We Must Act

Lusaka, Zambia—The Embassy of the United States to the Republic of Zambia invites Zambians to a discussion with Ambassador Eric Schultz and Michelle Gadd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) Program Officer for African Elephant and Rhino Programs, on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00. The illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products …

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U.S. Embassy and WECREATE Zambia Center Host 2015 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit

Lusaka – On November 19, 2015, the Embassy of the United States of America and the WECREATE Zambia Center hosted the first-ever Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit (ZES) with the theme, “Accessing Good Ideas, Accessing Financing.”  The ZES, free of charge for all participants, was a venue for investors, lenders, and empowerment groups to meet with some …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Blume Distillation LLC

Lusaka – On November 20, 2015, the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia was pleased to host a visiting delegation of Blume Distillation LLC.  The U.S.-based company showcased the design and development of world-class, turnkey bio-refinery and distillation systems to produce bioethanol from a diverse range of agricultural by-products. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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). …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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