Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony Peace Corps Office, Lusaka, Zambia June 20, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Her Royal Highness, Senior Chieftainess Nkomesha Mukamabo II His Royal Highness, Chief Chamuka VI Senior Government Officials Today, we are witnessing the swearing-in ceremony ...
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U.S. Ambassador, Health Minister Announce 2020 HIV/AIDS Funding

LUSAKA – U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote and Zambian Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya today announced the U.S. government’s plans to contribute $421 million next year in support of the joint goal of reaching HIV epidemic control in Zambia by 2020. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made these funds available, ...
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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft during the Zambia’s Commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft Zambia’s Commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day Kuku Grounds, Chawama, Lusaka Friday, March 22, 2019 I am honored to be here with you today to build public awareness of the nearly one-and-a-half million people worldwide who face the devastating effects of tuberculosis (TB) each and every ...
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U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Launches and Hands Over New Lecture Hall to the University of Zambia

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Launch and Handover of the New Lecture Hall University of Zambia, College of Medical Sciences, School of Public Health Ridgeway Campus January 31, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary Mabvuto Sakala University of Zambia Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Enala Tembo Mwase University of ...
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Secretary Pompeo Releases 2018 PEPFAR Strategy Progress Report

Today, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2018 Progress Report on the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020). The new report highlights the significant strides that have been taken in the first year of ...
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U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla Commissions Kantolomba Health Post and Launches the 2018 Country Operational Plan

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Mamadi Yilla Commissioning of Kantolomba Health Post and Launching of the 2018 Country Operational Plan September 11, 2018 Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia Honorable Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Honorable Japhen Mwakalombe, Copperbelt Province Minister Your Worship Amon Chisanga, Mayor of Ndola Ladies and ...
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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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An Unprecedented Moment in Zambia’s Fight against HIV/AIDS

By the United States PEPFAR Country Coordinator for Zambia Bethany Baxter. Zambia is at an unprecedented moment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to change the course of an epidemic without a vaccine or a cure.  The latest data from the U.S.-funded Zambia Population-based HIV ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft during the “Test and Treat Day”

August 15, 2017 Your Excellence President Edgar Chagwa Lungu Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Honorable Provincial Minister for Lusaka Japhet Mwakalombe Other senior government officials UN Residence Coordinator Janet Rogan and my other diplomatic community colleagues U.S. government officials Cooperating Partners Members of the media Ladies and Gentlemen… I am pleased to be ...
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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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ZAMPHIA Dissemination Meeting

Dr. Sundeep Gupta U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Country Director Keynote Speaker, ZAMPHIA Dissemination Meeting 2 December 2016 Good morning. It is truly humbling to be here today representing the United States Government, and I want to extend my appreciation to the Ministry for this honor. I have only been in the country ...
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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. Project Delivers National Database to Coordinate OVC Health Services

LUSAKA — On November 25, 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the Zambia Orphans and Vulnerable Children Management Information System (ZOMIS) database to the Ministry of Community Development. The ZOMIS database, developed by the USAID Data Rising Project with support from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS ...
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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 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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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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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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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. 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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Zambia Community OVC Program Links to HIV/AIDS Clinical Services and Food Aid

Senefa Chinga’s bright smile hides memories of her life slipping away, when she was on the edge of becoming another AIDS death statistic in Zambia.  But thanks to the strong support she got from community caregivers from Bwafwano Community Home-based Care Program in Chazanga compound in Lusaka, she turned adversity to her advantage. After losing ...
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AIDS Drug Adherence Support Workers Make a Difference in Zambia

Thirty-six year old Daniel Ngoshe, a father of six children, was jobless when he discovered he was infected with HIV.  But his life dramatically changed when he went on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and was disciplined about his drug regimen. The free anti-retroviral therapy in Zambia – as in other countries – is effective only if ...
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UTH – PEPFAR Supported ART Clinic

JB was only 12 years old when he was diagnosed as HIV positive. He was first brought to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka after having two weeks of severe headaches and vomiting. After he was admitted, JB’s health quickly degenerated. A simple blood sample determined that JB had malaria. But despite the malaria treatment ...
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Zambia’s Luapula Province Sees Increase in Male Involvement in PMTCT

An increasing number of men are proving that they can be true partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zambia, where the HIV epidemic continues to disproportionately devastate women and girls.  In Luapula Province, husbands and boyfriends have started to travel with their pregnant partners to antenatal clinic visits, encouraging their wives to get health ...
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MOH-CBoH-SI / Central Board of Health and JHPIEGO

Agness is a midwife and the coordinator for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and test counseling services at the Nangongwe Clinic in Kafue District, Zambia.  The clinic started using the Smart Card — or electronic medical record system (EMRs) — in April 2005, and already has more than 1,000 clients who are users of this ...
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Pediatric ART

Susan was only 12 months old when she was brought by her grandmother into the pediatric center at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia, one sunny October morning.  Susan was extremely frail, dull, and lifeless. Less than a year ago, Susan would have followed so many other Zambian children to the grave after ...
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TB/HIV

Vincent, 42, arrived at Dambwa Clinic in June 2005 unsure of why he was ill.  His voice was so soft that he could barely be heard between coughs.  He lives in Livingstone District, Zambia, which has 30.8% HIV-prevalence rate. After a tuberculosis (TB) sputum examination and chest X-ray screening, he was diagnosed with TB.  He ...
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