Flag of Lesotho


GBV Work in Lesotho
USAID GBV work in Lesotho
Men’s clinics bring health services closer to men in Lesotho
Men's Clinic brings health care services to Men in Lesotho

Country contact shim

Speeches Shim

Lesotho is one of a few countries globally that has achieved HIV epidemic control in addition to making tremendous strides in advancing TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The country, however, has the 3rd lowest life expectancy globally. Lesotho also has the highest neonatal mortality in the world with extremely high rates of maternal and under-five mortality. Gender-based violence has reached epidemic levels that have only been exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic. Furthermore, Covid 19 has negatively impacted all sectors with the country now facing challenges with the delivery of essential health and social services, high rates of unemployment and food insecurity. Decreased revenues from the Southern Africa Customs Union, caused by the recent global economic downturn, has resulted in severe government budget constraints.

As a result of the health sector crisis, most of USAID’s work in Lesotho is related to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). USAID Southern Africa's regional office in Pretoria also manages programs in Lesotho focused on public financial management, human rights, reducing obstacles to foreign investment, expanding the textile and garment industry, the environment, and humanitarian assistance.



Contact Information

Mission Contact

USAID/Southern Africa
100 Totius Street
P.O. Box 43
+27 12 452 2000
+27 12 460 3177

USAID Contact

Stephaney Divers
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
, DC 

Last updated: July 11, 2022

Share This Page