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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:45am

Windhoek, Namibia – At an event hosted at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation today, the U.S. Embassy announced the donation by the United States government of 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vaccines arrived on October 22 following the first consignment of 100,620 doses that arrived on September 24, 2021.  To date, the U.S. government has donated 224,620 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to Namibia.

The U.S. government is leading the global fight against COVID-19 and these vaccines are part of 200 million vaccine doses the United States has donated globally to date.  This milestone is a major step toward the Administration’s goal of delivering 1.1 billion vaccine doses worldwide.  Working together with COVAX, WHO, UNICEF, and partner countries, the United States is committed to donating the 1.1 billion vaccine doses to where they are needed most to end this global pandemic.

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.


Last updated: February 11, 2021

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