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February 8, 2021

Mozambique has one of the most variable development trajectories of any country in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, one of the world’s poorest countries, Mozambique also stands at the threshold of a natural gas- fueled economic boom. Mozambique hopes to become a major gas exporter within the next ten years, following the discovery of more than 150 trillion cubic feet of offshore gas. If the $60 billion total investment proceeds, it will be a game-changer for the country’s development trajectory - “for better or worse”.

February 28, 2020

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), officially released yesterday the results of a study to assess the relationship between aflatoxin exposure and stunting in children under five years of age.  The results show a strong association between stunting and aflatoxin, particularly in children between two to five years of age.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring agricultural contaminant found in crops such as maize and groundnuts.  Conducted in 10 districts of Nampula Province, the study was a collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition at Tufts University, University of Lurio, the Mozambican National Institute of Health, the Nampula Central Hospital, and the Association for Food and Nutrition Security.

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February 24, 2020

The U.S. Government proudly participated in an official ceremony celebrating International Mother Languages Day in Matutine District of Maputo Province.  The U.S. Government was represented at the event by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jennifer Adams, while Minister of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) Carmelita Rita Namashulua represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.  Secretary of State for Maputo Province Vitoria Dias Diogo and Governor of Maputo Province Julio Parruque also participated.

February 12, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed today a memorandum of understanding with Total in which both organizations agreed to invest $5 million each to promote improved community health outcomes, prevent child marriage, and encourage positive youth development in Cabo Delgado Province.  The U.S. Government was represented by Ambassador Dennis W. Hearne, while Total was represented by Vice President and Mozambique Country Manager Ronan Bescond. Governor of Cabo Delgado Province, Valige Tauabo, and the Cabo Delgado Secretary of State, Armindo Ngunga, also participated in the event. 


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