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Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 9:30am

Eswatini is recognized leader in providing HIV-related services.  In September, the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and the U.S. announced the results of the 2021 Eswatini Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey, locally known as “SHIMS3”.  The survey found that in Eswatini, 94 percent of adults 15 years and older living with HIV are aware of their status, 97 percent of those aware of their status are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 96 percent of those on therapy have achieved viral suppression. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 2:15pm

So, whether you’re fighting the climate crisis or helping build peace in the world’s most conflict-ridden regions, at USAID, you Morehouse Men can apply your studies, your experience, and your fierce belief in social change to helping achieve Dr. King’s global vision of justice. And when you graduate from Morehouse as part of that newest, greatest generation, you will find a world immensely grateful for your contributions and for your leadership.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:15pm

Thank you for inviting me to be here today.  I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the efforts of the American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI), Grameen Foundation, Imbita Swaziland Women’s Finance Trust, and MTN Eswatini on this important initiative.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 9:30am

I want to thank the Office of the Prime Minister for its technical guidance and support for this initiative; Mr. Ben Nangombe, Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, for his leadership; Mr. Jeremia Nghipundjwa and Ms. Anna Isaacs for their day-to-day management and oversight; and all the MoHSS staff who I understand sacrificed several weekends in advance of this launch to make the shift from a paper-based to a digital HR management system a reality. 

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 9:00pm

Thank you. It's great to be here with you in person, I think I parachuted in virtually the last time. But, it's really great to meet each of you face to face, some old friends, some new ones, I hope. I want to also just take note of the space that we are in. Because as many of you know, this U.S. Institute for Peace was designed by Israel's greatest architect Moshe Safdie, who designed, of course, Habitat Montreal, but also Yad Vashem, the most powerful architectural experience many of us have ever had. And you could just feel – actually the Jerusalem stone – sort of emanating here. So, both the mission for peace and the structure here should connect us to the work that we're trying to do out there in the field – in the real world.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 8:00pm

Ambassador Liman-Tinguiri, you carried with you a tiny little post-it. And he said, ‘I have no paper.’ He did – you had a little paper. But you managed to deliver a kind of magisterial account of the importance of the relationship between USAID and Niger, the United States and Niger, the range of interconnected challenges that your country is facing. But also in your words, in your powerful accounting of the relationship between development and democracy, you affirm for us why it is so important that we have a full fledged presence again in Niger to partner with you. And it is really, really great to have you here with us, and to have heard directly from you about why the work that Maria and her team, our wonderful Chargé, are doing, why that work is so important, and how we have such a willing and engaged partner in your government.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 12:30pm

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend our sincere congratulations to the Government of Liberia for the establishment of this Oxygen Production facility. And I thank the German and Canadian Governments whose funding made this possible. As we celebrate the opening of this facility, we join Liberians in celebrating another major health achievement.

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 7:00pm

In response, USAID is investing in the food systems that farmers, but especially women farmers, rely on, systems that weren’t necessarily designed – weren’t designed – with women in mind. Food systems include expanding access to new seeds, digital innovations, and financial resources, as well as ways to store excess harvests and prevent food loss.

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 5:30pm

Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here with us today, and thank you, Monde, for kicking us off.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 1:15pm

Good morning everybody. ¡Buenos dias, todos! It’s great to be with all of you today – hello to the folks in the room, to the folks online – on the final day of USAID’s second annual Hispanic Serving Institutions Conference and Career Expo, fittingly titled “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger World.” 


Last updated: November 30, 2022

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