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

Lusaka, Zambia—U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft today closed the 2017/2018 Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Finale for young Zambian entrepreneurs in collaboration with local innovation and technology hub BongoHive. The goal of the year-long bootcamp program was to support the development of youth entrepreneurship through skills training, strategies, and expert advice.  Over the past ...
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Call for Proposals: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 (December 5, 2018)

Lusaka – The U.S. Embassy and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2019 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The AFCP was established to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures.  ...
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MCC Vice President Travels to Zambia to Celebrate Compact Closeout

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

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

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

Lusaka — U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote officially opened the Cheshire Homes, Kabulonga mother-child facility today.  Cheshire Homes, Kabulonga offers free rehabilitative care to children throughout Zambia, from newborns to 16 years old, whose conditions require surgery due to physical disability. Funded through the U.S. Embassy’s Special Self-Help small grant program, the facility provides a ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2019 GIST Tech-I Competition

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

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

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 9, 2018 The United States government is gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists. There should be no role for violence, intimidation, or harassment in the new Zimbabwe. We are also ...
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Ministry of Health to Integrate U.S.-Funded One-Stop Centers into Fight Against GBV

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

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

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

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

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

Lusaka—The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia, in partnership with the National Institute of Public Administration in Lusaka, officially opened the American Corner at the new NIPA Library on February 21, 2018. Her Honor the Vice President of the Government of the Republic of Zambia Mrs. Inonga Wina was ...
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U.S.–India Partnership to Support Zambia Peacekeeping Efforts

Lusaka— The Governments of the United States and India collaborated on military medical training to build the capacity of Zambian military personnel who are preparing to deploy on peacekeeping operations. The collaboration between the United States and India marks an important step in the growing peacekeeping relationship between the two countries and in providing critical ...
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Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa

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

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

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

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

United States Remains Concerned Over Heightened Political Tension   The U.S. Embassy remains concerned over heightened political tension in Zambia, specifically noting the April 10 police raid of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s Lusaka residence and his subsequent arrest for treason.  Recent events underscore the need for peaceful dialogue between the opposition and ruling party on ...
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United States Pleased to Sponsor Visit of American Paralympians to Work with Zambian Coaches and Athletes with Disabilities

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

Lusaka, Zambia—United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, Eric Schultz, visited Ndola on April 4 as part of an America Days program, which is part of the United States’ engagement with Zambians outside of the capital city. During his visit, Ambassador Schultz participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a Zambian Ministry of Defense health ...
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Minister Chilufya, Ambassador Schultz Attend U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Share results from, Meeting in Washington,

Lusaka – U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz and Zambian Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya shared successes from a productive visit to Washington, D.C. where they attended U.S. PEPFAR’s annual DC Management Meeting. The event took place at Ng’ombe Clinic. Minister Chilufya joined the PEPFAR Zambia delegation led by Ambassador Schultz at the February 20-24 ...
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2016 U.S. Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Zambia

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

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

LUSAKA — The United States officially assumed leadership of Zambia’s Health Sector Cooperating Partners during the Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) held with the Ministry of Health on January 24, 2017.  Over the next period, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will lead the coalition of international donors and local ...
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U.S. Embassy Invites Community HIV/AIDS Groups to Apply for PEPFAR Grant

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

Lusaka — The U.S. Government and the Zambia Ministry of Health released the initial results of a groundbreaking survey: the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) on December 1, 2016. ZAMPHIA is a nationally representative, population-based HIV survey that was launched on November 27, 2015. The survey measured the burden of HIV and the impact ...
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USAID and COMESA Sign $77 Million Partnership Agreement to Strengthen Regional Development

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

The United States Government commends the Zambian Independent Broadcasting Authority for working with Muvi TV and Itezhi Tezhi Radio Station to allow these important privately owned media houses to reopen.  Privately owned outlets are important sources of information for the people of Zambia, adding to the plurality of voices that define a vibrant democracy.  They ...
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CONCERN OVER POST-ELECTION CONSTRAINTS ON MEDIA FREEDOM IN ZAMBIA

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

United States Director of Press Relations Office and Acting Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau Statement Washington, D.C. August 15, 2016 Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Zambia The United States welcomes the Zambian citizens’ democratic spirit which was characterized in voting on August 11th. We congratulate President-elect Edgar Lungu and call on all candidates to ...
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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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Partnership on Illicit Finance Launch Event

LUSAKA —Members of the Partnership on Illicit Finance (PIF) met alongside the African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia to publish national action plans to combat illicit finance, review member countries’ priorities for addressing illicit finance stemming from corruption and other criminal activities, and share experiences with countries interested in joining the Partnership.  African ...
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Call for Proposals: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program

Call for Proposals U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program Deadline for Proposals is: June 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (Lusaka time). Late proposals will not be considered. Purpose of the program The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program awards grants to Zambian non-profit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support ...
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U.S. Government Supports BongoHive For a Six-Month Financing Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA — United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz today launched a six-month financing bootcamp for Zambian entrepreneurs beginning May 9 and running through October 2016. In partnership with Zambian innovation hub BongoHive, the U.S. government will bring American business experts to Zambia to hold workshop sessions at BongoHive and at the U.S. Embassy. The ...
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Ambassador Schultz Congratulates 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows

LUSAKA —The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia is pleased to announce that 41 Zambian young leaders have been selected to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States. The U.S. Young African Leaders Initiative is a demonstration of the U.S. commitment to ...
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U.S. Embassy and WECREATE Host Fourth Economic Discussion on Power

LUSAKA, Zambia — In coordination with Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment in Zambia (WECREATE Zambia), the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia was pleased to hold our fourth panel discussion on Zambia’s economy, with this session focusing on Zambia’s power/energy sector. The ...
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U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Visits Zambia, Urges Free, Fair Elections

Lusaka – United States Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern African Affairs Todd Haskell visited Zambia April 5 to 10, 2016. This was Deputy Assistant Secretary Haskell’s first trip to Zambia and he met with officials of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, civil society leaders, economic experts, political party members, health ...
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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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2015 U.S. Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Zambia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on April 13, 2016 released the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The country-specific Human Rights Reports are documents the U.S. Congress, by law, requires the State Department to prepare annually and make public. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth ...
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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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U.S. Embassy and WECREATE Host Third Economic Panel Discussion

LUSAKA, Zambia — In coordination with Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment in Zambia (WECREATE Zambia), the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia was pleased to hold our third panel discussion on Zambia’s economy, with this session focusing on the financial sector. The ...
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U.S. Embassy Accepting Applications for PEPFAR Small Grants Starting January 1, 2016

Lusaka– The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 2016 Small Grants Program application opens January 1, 2016.  Registered community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV and AIDS prevention, the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and democracy and governance related to the national HIV response are eligible to apply.  ...
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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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