U.S. Embassy Announces Arrival of COVID Vaccine

LUSAKA–The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia is pleased to announce the arrival of 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States Government as part of its global efforts to fight the coronavirus. The vaccines were made available through the African Union COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility and are ...
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Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young At the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Thursday, June 10, 2021 (as prepared for virtual delivery) Good morning.  My name is David Young, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy.  I am so pleased to join you this morning to hear about your experiences in the ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health Announce $400 Million in HIV/AIDS Funding

LUSAKA– U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young and Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama today announced the U.S. government’s pledge to contribute $401.6 million (K9 billion) next year towards HIV epidemic control, with an additional $20.1 million (K448.9 million) supporting COVID-19 relief. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made these ...
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Remarks by USAID Mission Director Sheryl Stumbras: World Malaria Day Commemoration Event

Remarks by USAID Mission Director Sheryl Stumbras World Malaria Day Commemoration Event Lusaka, Zambia April 26, 2021 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda WHO Country Representative, Dr. Nathan Bakyaita (By chai ta) Permanent Secretary of Technical Services, Dr. Kennedy Malama Director of Health Promotion, Environment and Social Determinants, Dr. Able ...
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United States Continues Fight Against Malaria Amidst COVID-19

LUSAKA – The United States joins the Zambian government in commemorating World Malaria Day under the 2021 theme, “Draw a Line for Malaria Free Zambia.”  The United States is proud to support Zambia to continue its fight against malaria, working together to sustain essential malaria services amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite incredible ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S. Government’s Response to COVID-19 in Zambia

LUSAKA — The United States has continued to demonstrate its global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, recently committing an additional K230 billion ($11 billion) to respond to the threat worldwide.  Since the start of the pandemic in Zambia, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ...
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United States Announces K36.75 million ($1.75 million) for COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Zambia

LUSAKA – The U.S. government congratulates the Government of the Republic of Zambia on the approval of its COVID-19 vaccination program.  COVID-19 vaccinations are critical to controlling the pandemic, slowing the emergence of new variants, and helping to restart the global economy.  In support of the global vaccination effort, the United States recently announced an ...
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United States Continues to Support Zambia’s Fight Against TB During COVID-19

On this World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2021, the United States reaffirms its commitment to stand with Zambia in the fight against infectious diseases such as TB, which is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality country-wide. The U.S. government’s investments to combat TB in Zambia include training health care workers, improving infection control, ...
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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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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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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young During the Virtual Handover of Diagnostic Equipment for Viral Outbreak Detection

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. 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 ...
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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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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, a.i. David Young during the Handover of COVID Medical Supplies

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. 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 ...
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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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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David on the Occasion of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation J. Young

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David J. Young Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Lusaka, Zambia July 16, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon.  My name is David Young, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy.  I am so pleased to join you this afternoon to hear about your experiences in the Academy for Women ...
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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   [07/13/21] ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding ...
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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

Last updated:  [09/22/20] Country-Specific Information: Available data indicate community transmission of COVID-19 continues to occur throughout Zambia.  We strongly recommend reconsidering travel to Zambia at this time. On September 11, Zambian President Edgar Lungu authorized the reopening of schools and the reopening of bars, taverns, and nightclubs on the weekend. The full remarks of the ...
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