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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:30am

Windhoek --- Public and private sector stakeholders moved Namibia closer today to implementing a National Single Window, an online tool to ease cross-border trade that has been supported by technical assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

“The revenues from increased trade, the freer flow of more components and goods are what all stakeholders seek from the government, from the haulers, to the businesses, and down to the Namibian consumer. You are truly on the precipice of a win-win situation,” said John Kowalski, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Namibia. “We are proud to have worked closely with our partners in the Namibian government to advance the Single Window and look forward to the day that it is operational.”

TB Movie premiere
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:30am

From the producers of the widely-acclaimed movie “Inside Story” comes a new feature-length film, THE LUCKY SPECIALS, following a guitarist and his friends on their journey to create a new musical sound and catapult their small-time band to the big stage.

School children reading stories
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:15am

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has partnered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to bring the campaign’s proven approach to literacy development to selected rural schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Focussing on nurturing a love of reading for joy in English and home languages to spark children’s potential and unlock their school learning, the schools’ initiative, titled: ‘Story Powered Schools: A South African Reading Revolution’, is launching with the new school year this January.

HIV/AIDS Medication
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 9:30am

USAID has awarded a five-year, $37.6 million project to work in partnership with the Government of South Africa to improve the public health supply chain. This will improve the availability of medicines, while reducing wait times and stock-outs; making sure medicines are available in the right place at the right time.

Seeds for Humanitarian Aid
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 3:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development announced $127 million in additional humanitarian and recovery assistance to people affected by severe drought in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, and Swaziland. With this announcement, the United States has provided nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to the region. In addition, the United States has also provided development investments to mitigate the drought's impacts and build resilience in Southern Africa.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:30am

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is pleased to announce the launch of the new United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Providing Universal Services for HIV/AIDS (PUSH) Project in Lesotho.  This five-year, $62 million dollar program will provide resources to dramatically expand comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to children and adults affected by HIV. Utilizing a prioritized district approach, the project aims to rapidly expand service coverage to 80 percent of people living with HIV in three scale-up districts by 2018, while sustaining services across a total of six districts in the country, further advancing Lesotho’s HIV response towards achieving universal treatment coverage.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 8:15am

The USAID Tuberculosis South Africa Project (TBSAP) − collaboratively implemented with the South Africa National Department of Health − will host the Durban TB Fun Walk on July 15th 2016 in Durban Central. The walk will highlight the seriousness of the TB burden in South Africa, as well as notable interventions in place to respond to the epidemic. The event takes place the day before the start of the two-day International TB Conference (TB2016), which commences on 16 July at the Inkosi Albert Lithuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC).

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton and the Minister for Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, test the new web-based com
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:45am

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, together with the United States Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton, launched a new web-based computer system to manage medicine stocks countrywide, at Windhoek’s Central Hospital on 23 June 2016. This so-called “Pharmaceutical Information Dashboard” can monitor and track in real-time the availability of essential medicines, vaccines or any other clinical consumable at clinics and hospitals all over Namibia.

Ms. Phuti Mahanyele, Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital addressing Mandela Washington Fellows
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:15am

More than 140 rising young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa June 9 – 11, 2016 to collaborate on their role in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa.

The South Africa Department of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Agency for Intern
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:30am

The South Africa Department of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Global Development Lab, the newest bureau within USAID, to support the growing partnership between South Africa and the United States in using science, technology and innovation as important tools for advancing development. The signing ceremony was held during the USAID Global Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership Summit at the USAID/Southern Africa headquarters in Pretoria.

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