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Thursday, April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

ACTING ADMINISTRATOR STEELE: On behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration, I am honored to recognize this important moment and the commitments made here today to accelerate equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines globally. Thank you Professor Barosso, Dr. Berkley, and to all of the distinguished guests for joining us here today.

The rapid spread of COVID-19 and its emerging variants demonstrates that no nation can act alone in a global pandemic. Vaccinating as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, is the only way to reduce the tragic loss of life, end the pandemic, and move us toward economic and social recovery.

However, as many have emphasized today, we must root our efforts in equity in order to achieve success. Multilateral cooperation, through the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment, and more broadly within the ACT Accelerator, is key to ensuring that people everywhere receive safe and effective vaccines against a virus that knows no bounds.

I am proud that the initial U.S. contribution of $2 billion to COVAX this year—with another $2 billion planned next year—has helped to galvanize the important commitments made today, and will continue to do so over the coming months. Through partnership and support to the ACT Accelerator, the U.S. Government is also helping to expand global access to COVID-19 therapeutics and diagnostics.

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:45am

I am delighted to be here today with the Ministry of General Education, Ministry of Higher Education, and the University of Zambia to launch the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Transforming Teacher Education activity. As a longtime partner in Zambia’s Primary Literacy Program, the U.S. government is pleased to announce this new phase of our partnership to support Zambia’s teacher training colleges and universities. The United States has been a steadfast supporter of Zambia’s Primary Literacy Program. Through USAID, we have worked together with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to deliver improved primary school literacy instruction and materials aligned with the national curriculum.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

As all of you know, reliable access to safe water and sanitation saves lives, promotes economic growth, and transforms communities. USAID’s investments in this sector ensure that our partner countries can keep their economies functioning and their citizens healthy. Never has this been more important than now, as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 9:30am

Every year, on March 8th, we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women and girls globally. Earlier this year, the United States swore in the first female Vice President in our nation's history. Today, there are 22 female heads of state and heads of government around the world. However, March 8th also reminds us of the significant amount of work that needs to be done to address the obstacles that women and girls face. All over the world, for example, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation for women as mothers, caregivers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and all the other roles that they play.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 1:45pm

I am honored to be here with you today to support young women entrepreneurs in the province and region.  We are pleased to work with our longstanding partner – Pact Cambodia – who implements the Women Entrepreneurs Act – or WE Act – project.

This year, the U.S. Embassy is showcasing the shared values that drive U.S. and Cambodian cooperation. This quarter, we are focusing on Prosperity and Sustainability, and our support to female entrepreneurs is just one example of our collaboration to help all Cambodians benefit from the country’s growing prosperity.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 9:30am

Today, it is my great pleasure to join you for the official release and dissemination of CIAS 2019. As the prominent source of national level data in Cambodia, the CIAS 2019 will provide critical information to the Royal Government of Cambodia for policy design and implementation in agriculture development, poverty reduction, and economic growth.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 1:45pm

We are here today to learn from and make connections with each other. The people you meet and the knowledge you will share with each other can help your businesses grow and overcome the unprecedented challenges created by COVID-19.

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 2:15pm

It is my honor to be here today for the opening of this critically important Kampong Cham Documentation Center. I am inspired when I see Cambodians so deeply committed to promoting national reconciliation through historical remembrance.

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:45am

USAID လို့သိကြတဲ့ အမေရိကန်နိုင်ငံတကာဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးအေဂျင်စီဟာ သုံးနှစ်တာစီမံကိန်းအသစ်ဖြစ်တဲ့ တီဘီကင်းစင်မြန်ပြည်တစ်ခွင် ရှေးရှုနိုင်ဖို့ ကြိုးစားစို့ စီမံကိန်းကို ၂၀၂၀ သြဂုတ်လမှာ စတင်အကောင်အထည်ဖော်နိုင်ဖို့ ဆောင်ရွက်ခဲ့ပါတယ်။ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံက အရပ်ဖက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းတစ်ခုဖြစ်တဲ့ ပြည်ကြီးခင်ဟာ ဒီစီမံကိန်း အကောင်အထည်ဖော်ရာမှာ မိမိတို့ရဲ့ မိတ်ဖက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ USAID ဟာ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ တီဘီရောဂါကင်းစင်ဖို့ ကြိုးပမ်းအားထုတ်မှုတွေကို ကူညီပံ့ပိုးပေးနေကြတဲ့ ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေး မိတ်ဖက်အဖွဲ့တွေနဲ့  ၂၀၂၀ အောက်တိုဘာလတုန်းက အစည်းအဝေးတစ်ခုမှာ ဒီစီမံကိန်းအသစ်ကို ကျန်းမာရေးနဲ့ အားကစားဝန်ကြီးဌာနသို့ စတင်မိတ်ဆက်ပေးခဲ့ပါတယ်။ အစည်းအဝေးမှာ ရောဂါကာကွယ်ထိန်းချုပ်ရေးဦးစီးဌာန ဒုတိယညွှန်ကြားရေးမှူးချုပ် ဒေါက်တာသန္တာလွင်နဲ့အတူ USAID ရဲ့ ဌာနေညွှန်ကြားရေးမှုး အလဲဂရပ်ဘ်စ်နဲ့ ကျွန်တော်တို့ ပါဝင်တက်ရောက်ခဲ့ကြပါတယ်။

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:45am

The United States Agency for International Development, known as USAID, awarded a new three-year project called Local Action Toward TB Free Myanmar in August 2020. The Myanmar civil society organization Pyi Gyi Khin is our partner in implementing this project.  USAID introduced the new project to the Ministry of Health and Sports in October 2020 in a meeting with development partners supporting the effort to end TB in Myanmar. USAID Mission Director Aler Grubbs and I joined Dr. Thandar Lwin, Deputy Director General of Disease Control at that meeting. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 5:15am

ဒီနေ့မှာတော့ အမေရိကန် နိုင်ငံတကာဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးအေဂျင်စီ (USAID) ဟာ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာရှိတဲ့ ပြည်သူတွေအတွက် တရားဥပဒေစိုးမိုးရေး အားကောင်းလာစေဖို့ အမေရိကန်ပြည်ထောင်စုအစိုးရရဲ့ သိသာထင်ရှားတဲ့ကတိကဝတ်ကို ကြေညာရာမှာ ပြည်ထောင်စုရှေ့နေချုပ်ရုံးနဲ့ ပူးပေါင်း ပါဝင်ခဲ့ပါတယ်။


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