United States Provides Additional $6.7 Million for COVID Assistance in Zambia

LUSAKA – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided an additional ZMK 112 million ($6.7 million) in COVID-19 assistance for Zambia. USAID will continue to work in partnership with the Zambia Ministry of Health (MOH), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health partners ...
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USAID Administrator Power Call with Zambian President-elect Hichilema

Readout For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎ On August 17, 2021, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Zambian President-elect Hakainde Hichilema to congratulate him on his election as the seventh President of the Republic of Zambia and to discuss his plans for fighting ...
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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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Zambia Launches Four New One-Stop Centers Providing Essential Services for Gender-Based Violence Survivors

Lusaka – Zambia’s Minister of Health and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i David Young launched four new Gender-Based Violence (GBV) One-Stop Centers in four districts – Kitwe, Mufulira, Sesheke and Solwezi — yesterday in a virtual event hosted at the Ministry of Health. These One-Stop Centers provide survivors of GBV with care such as psychosocial ...
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United States Enables Zambia’s Leadership Role in SADC Regional Seed Export Policy

LUSAKA – Today, U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in close partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia, commissioned a pilot seed export from Zambia to Mozambique produced by emerging seed company, Lake Agriculture. The USAID-funded Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade ...
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Virtual World Polio Day Commemoration

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Virtual World Polio Day Commemoration Lusaka, Zambia October 23, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Ministry of Health Dr. Nathan Bakyaita, World Health Organization Country Representative Ms. Noala Skinner, UNICEF Country Representative Ms. Lucie Kasanga, District Governor, Rotary Club International ...
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United States Commemorates International Literacy Day Highlighting Partnership in Zambia’s COVID-19 Response

LUSAKA – Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.  To commemorate ILD 2020, Komboni Radio interviewed Chargé d’Affaires David Young from the U.S. Embassy.  Chargé Young used the interview to highlight ...
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United States Strengthens Zambian Rural Household and Community Self-Reliance

CHIPATA – On July 17, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its Feed the Future Mawa project, which integrated nutrition and economic strengthening in communities throughout Eastern Province. Implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mawa—meaning “East” and “Tomorrow” in Chinyanja—began in 2012 as a five-year initiative designed to increase household and community self-reliance ...
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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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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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USAID Vehicle Handover to the Ministry of Health

Remarks by USAID Acting Family Health Division Chief Masuka Musumali Vehicle Handover Ceremony Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia August 28, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) I am honored to be here today representing the United States government, and in particular the United States Agency for International Development, better known as USAID, at this vehicle handover ...
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Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras During the Southern Africa Development Community Trade Hub Seed Export Commissioning

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras Southern Africa Development Community Trade Hub Seed Export Commissioning Seed Co Zambia Limited, Lusaka, Zambia September 9, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Minister of Agriculture Honorable Zondani Katambo Seed Control and Certification Institute  Director Mable Simwanza SADC FANR Director Domingos Gove Seed Co Limited Managing Director Grace Bwanali Feed ...
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Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuehnle During the Challenge Tuberculosis Zambia Close-Out Ceremony

Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuehnle Challenge Tuberculosis Zambia Close-Out Ceremony Mulungushi Conference Center, Lusaka, Zambia August 29, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) The Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya (MP) The Permanent Secretary Technical Services, Ministry of Health, Dr. Kennedy Malama Area Councilor of Chipata Compound, Mr. Joseph Tamba Distinguished representatives ...
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Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuenhle During the Systems for Better Health End-of-Project Meeting

Remarks by USAID Health Office Director John Kuenhle Systems for Better Health End-of-Project Meeting Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia August 28, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary (Technical) Ministry of Health Directors Provincial Health Directors Cooperating Partners (Embassy of Sweden, DFID, UNFPA) Implementing Partners Ladies and Gentlemen Good ...
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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Martin Dale During the Solar Plant Handover to the Ministry of Health

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Martin Dale Solar Plant Handover to the Ministry of Health Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia August 27, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Honorable Minister for Central Province, Mr. Sydney Mushanga Provincial Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bernad Choomba Provincial Health Director, Dr. Charles Msisika His ...
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Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras During the Vehicle Handover Ceremony

Remarks by USAID Director Sheryl Stumbras Vehicle Handover Ceremony Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia August 28, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) I am honored to be here today representing the United States government, and in particular the United States Agency for International Development, better known as USAID, at this vehicle handover ceremony. The United States ...
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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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Remarks by USAID Chief Medical Officer George Sinyangwe during the Handover of a Refurbished Tuberculosis Ward

Remarks by USAID Chief Medical Officer George Sinyangwe Handover of a Refurbished Tuberculosis Ward Mansa General Hospital, Mansa, Zambia March 26, 2019 The Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, MP; Hon. Provincial Minister, Mr. Nickson Chilangwa Provincial Permanent Secretary, Dr. Felix Phiri Provincial Health Director, Dr. Peter Bwalya; The Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Kennedy ...
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Ambassador Foote Commemorates International Women’s Day with Special Broadcast

LUSAKA – In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the U.S. Embassy welcomed an interview with QTV, featuring U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote and three Zambian women leaders who manage HIV programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and are beneficiaries of U.S. government programs. Ambassador Foote highlighted the ...
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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 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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