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Opening ceremony fro the VMMC clinic in Katutura
U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Minister of Health and Social Services in Namibia cutting the ribbon of the new VMMC clinic at Katutura Health Center
USAID/Namibia
Среда, Сентябрь 12, 2018

Director of Ceremonies;

Honorable Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services;
Honorable Laura McLeod-Katjirua, Governor of Khomas Region;
His Worship Muesee Kazapua, Mayor of the City of Windhoek;
Ms. Elizabeth Muremi, Regional Health Director in the Khomas Region;
Councilor Ambrosius Kandjii, Katutura Central Councilor;
Ms. Anne-Marie Nitschke, Director of Special Programs in the MoHSS;
Namibian and U.S. Government representatives;
Clients and staff members of this clinic;
Members of the media;
Ladies and – most importantly - GentleMEN.
Good morning!

 

Through the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Namibia has made great strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS, establishing itself as a global leader.

The recent NAMPHIA data are clear testimony to this great achievement – and indeed:  Namibia is very close to reaching epidemic control and closer than ever to achieving an AIDS- free generation.

Despite this significant progress, however, Namibia continues to see new HIV infections year after year.  To address this, a combination of HIV prevention strategies is required to achieve lasting success.

Четверг, Сентябрь 6, 2018 - 11:15pm

I am pleased to be here today to celebrate our partnership with the Samoa Umbrella for Non-governmental Organisations, or SUNGO, and launch the “Climate Change Adaptation Project Design and Management“ handbook that is a product of our partnership in support of our shared goal of building resilient communities in the region.

Пятница, August 31, 2018 - 9:00am

Over the past 20 years, HEF has grown from localized initiatives started by NGOs with donor support to a national, standardized system with increased funding and management responsibility from the Royal Government of Cambodia. These funds provide protection to the poor and vulnerable, allowing them access to healthcare services in almost all public health facilities in the country. USAID is proud to be one of the key partners in this process.

Вторник, August 28, 2018 - 2:00am

Few industries have the power to transform a country in the way that extraction does.  The wealth that lies beneath our feet can power industries the world over and unlock massive amounts of capital.  In the United States, the gold and oil rushes of the 19th century still resonate today.  And just as in every country that has experienced that sort of dynamic, those effects have been positive and negative, and utterly transformative in ways that are almost beyond understanding.  As Uganda prepares to deepen its development in the oil and gas sector and other extractives industries, it faces great opportunity and profound responsibility.

Пятница, August 24, 2018 - 9:15pm

The United States government shares the Philippine government’s vision for a healthier and more prosperous country. We commend the Philippine government, and the Department of Health, for their unwavering commitment to combat this disease. By eradicating TB and attaining a healthy population, the Philippines will be better positioned to advance into an upper-middle income country and achieve its development goals under Ambisyon Natin 2040.

Понедельник, August 20, 2018 - 11:00pm

USAID is the development arm of the U.S. Government. In India, we work in partnership with the Government of India to support its development goals. Our work focuses primarily on delivering quality healthcare, education, safe water, clean energy, sustainable forests, gender equality agriculture and reducing the risk of disasters to a fast growing population. We work in these sectors to contribute to India’s priority development initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Call to Action to End TB, and Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat. These goals are, of course, closely tied to the global sustainable development goals. Padhe Bharat Bhadhe Bharat is unequivocally linked to the “Quality Education” and “Reduced Inequalities” sustainable development goals.  In the same way that all the SDGs and Government of India development priorities are interlinked and cross-sectoral, so too, should be the efforts to achieve them.

Пятница, August 17, 2018 - 11:00pm

USAID is the lead U.S. government agency for international development and disaster assistance. We have been partnering with the Filipino people to advance development in your beautiful country for over 50 years.

I am pleased to join everyone here today at the formal launch of the Online Payments Service for Business Permits in Tagbilaran City.

Среда, August 15, 2018 - 8:30am

As educators, you all know how critical reading skills are to establishing the foundations for successful learning and supporting development. Those skills enable the wonder and joy that can come through education, and they are best acquired at an early age. Albert Einstein made the point in a beautiful expression as follows: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”  As teachers, educators, administrators and policy makers, we owe it to our young learners to help them acquire the spark that unleashes their creative spirits and talents.

Понедельник, August 6, 2018 - 2:15am

USAID is addressing the global threat of drug-resistant TB through strategic investments to broaden access to diagnosis and treatment and engaging providers from both the public and private sectors in the most affected communities. USAID works to improve innovative health technologies and patient-centered approaches to care, and advance diagnostic and treatment options. Since 2007, USAID has provided nearly $80 million to support the Philippine Department of Health’s National Tuberculosis Control Program.

Пятница, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am

Acting DG Toni, Representatives of the Department of Social Services, and all workshop organizers and participants, good morning. It is a pleasure to join you for in opening this event. It is another milestone in the U. S. Agency for International Development’ partnership with the government of South Africa and its Department for Social Development in pursuit of the millennial goals for curbing HIVAIDS.

Пятница, Июль 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

 

Ambassador Delawie – thank you for your kind words and more importantly, your leadership and unwavering support to USAID, which enables us to achieve our development mission.  To our DCM Colleen, you are a helpful counselor and I value your advice.  To Brock, Margot, and Gretchen, thank you for your wisdom and guidance, for always having our back and a warm embrace to all my wonderful colleagues in E&E.  But I have to save my warmest embrace to Jim and am so happy that you are at my swearing-in.

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