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October 15, 2014

On Friday, October 9, to mark International Day of the Girl Child, the USAID team was pleased to showcase the Thuthuzela rape management centers it supports to provide dignity and empowerment to rape survivors, many of whom are young girls.

Ambassador Gaspard and I learnt from our South African Government counterparts that rape survivors face immense challenges, but these centers are designed to restore their dignity and confidence in the health and justice systems.

As we engaged the staff at Mamelodi Thuthuzela last Friday we heard breaking news that Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This is a fitting acknowledgment to the rights and dignity of young women like Malala who took a bullet and demonstrated immense strength in the aftermath, to rise above an oppressive system that would deny her an education.

May 15, 2014

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The Health Office(HO) among its many other functions, through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding, provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. Specifically, the Health Office is responsible for overseeing the following: 

May 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

Pretoria — The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce that 46 South Africans have been invited to participate in the first ever Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship. These outstanding young South African leaders will travel to the U.S. this June with over 450 other young African leaders for a six week program at one of 20 prestigious U.S. universities followed by a conference in Washington, DC hosted by President Obama.

March 25, 2014

Devex reports that the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U.S. Agency for International Development work together to help strengthen public health systems in South Africa by funding ARV distribution and equipment.

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