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Peace Corps Zambia Joins Ministry of Health in National COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

LUSAKA, Zambia – On December 14, U.S. Peace Corps Zambia joined the Chisamba District Health Office in the local re-launch of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, held at Kaputi Secondary School.  Peace Corps supported the District Health Office to conduct trainings of approximately 60 community health workers and traditional leaders to disseminate information about COVID-19 ...
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United States Awards $45,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy has awarded $45,000 (K745,000) to nine Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help small grant program.  The grants focus on various sectors including food security, education, and health, and will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in five provinces. The Special Self-Help program delivers ...
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United States Invests Over 1 Million Kwacha in Zambian Women-Owned Businesses

LUSAKA – The U.S. government, through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), awarded six women entrepreneurs a total of over 1 million kwacha ($60,000) in grant seed funding to support women’s entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment in partnership with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC).  Each of the winners received 181,601 kwacha ($10,000) from USADF ...
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U.S.-Zambia Partnership Set to Boost Rural Electrification

Five-year cooperative agreement expected to spur economic development through increased access to reliable and affordable electricity. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has signed an agreement with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International to support widespread electrification and economic development in rural communities in Zambia. The $5.3 million ...
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President Hichilema Participates in Summit for Democracy

LUSAKA – President Hakainde Hichilema and other Zambian government and civil society representatives participated in the U.S. government’s Summit for Democracy on December 9 and 10.  The first of two Summits for Democracy, this virtual event brought together global leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for ...
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