• This mother received medication to prevent passing HIV on to her child. Her baby was born, HIV-free. His name is Rebone, which means “we have witnessed.”

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Lesotho suffers from high infant mortality rates and levels of malnutrition, in addition to having a high prevalence of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. 

The vast majority of USAID’s work in Lesotho is related to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. It is managed by USAID's Southern Africa Regional HIV/AIDS Program in Pretoria. Through the U.S.-Lesotho Partnership Framework on HIV and AIDS, the program focuses on the following four areas:

  1. Reducing HIV incidence;
  2. Reducing HIV/AIDS-related morbidity and mortality by providing treatment and care to people living with HIV and orphans and vulnerable children;
  3. Improving human resource capacity to deliver HIV services; and
  4. Strengthening health management information systems, labs, organizational capacity, and supply chains.

Other programs include a democracy and governance activity focusing on judicial independence and human rights, an economic growth activity that reduces obstacles to foreign investment and seeks to expand the textile and garment industry, a climate change initiative, and humanitarian assistance programs.

Contact Information

Страна/Контакты миссии

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

Контакт в Вашингтоне

Stephaney Divers
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
, DC 
Электронная почта 

Last updated: September 30, 2020

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