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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United States-Zambia Partnership Offers Radio-Based Education During COVID-19

LUSAKA – In support of the Ministry of General Education’s (MoGE) response to COVID-19, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Let’s Read project has developed audio-based “Tips for Teachers” and “Folktales for Students” to ensure continued literacy instructional and professional support for teachers and learners during the pandemic. The new audio-based programs are provided ...
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Country-Specific Information: FACT SHEET: U.S. Government’s Response to COVID-19 in Zambia View U.S. Embassy Lusaka’s Most Recent Alerts Community transmission of COVID-19 continues to be widespread. We strongly recommend reconsidering travel to Zambia at this time. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir, or Kenya Airways immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. As of ...
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United States, Zambia Reaffirm Partnership

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

LUSAKA – In five provinces across 40 sites, 240 young Zambian women are using their sewing skills to make face masks in response to COVID-19. These young women are members of the U.S. government’s Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) Kozo Initiative. Originally trained to sew reusable menstrual hygiene products, the Kozo ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S. Government’s Response to COVID-19 in Zambia

Teams across the U.S. government, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of State, are working together worldwide on the response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by prioritizing programs and countries with the greatest need for assistance to have the greatest ...
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Op-Ed: America’s Unwavering Aid

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

Country-Specific Information: On March 18, 2020, the Zambian Minister of Health confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Zambia. Any other relevant information. The government has announced increased screenings at airport and border entry points, instituted 14-day monitoring for persons at high risk of COVID-19, are increasing training for clinicians and health workers at select hospitals ...
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