Speeches & Testimony

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

 

  • Honorable Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social
         Services;
  • Mrs. Anne-Marie Nitschke, Director of Special Programs, MOHSS;
  • Mr. Alfons Amoomo, Health Director of the Omusati Region;
  • Mr. Petrus Angala, Health Director of the Oshikoto Region;
  • Ms. Elizabeth Muremi, Health Director of the Khomas Region;
  • Other Ministry and Government representatives;
  • Colleagues from U.S. agencies and implementing partners;
  • Health care workers;
  • Members of the media;
  • Ladies and gentlemen;

 

Good morning and welcome!

I am very pleased and proud to join you for this important milestone event, which tells yet another Namibian success story.

150,000!  This is the magic number we are celebrating today.  We are celebrating 150,000 smart male Namibians who have volunteered to get the “smart cut.”

Speech

Thursday, May 9, 2019

As USAID Southern Africa’s Mission Director, I am excited about the new five-year bilateral grant agreement, the Development Objective Agreement - also known as the DOAG. This agreement provides the framework for USAID’s funding of activities in Eswatini.  The majority of USAID’s work in Eswatini focuses on the multi-sector HIV response and is funded through the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Speech

Friday, March 15, 2019

Good morning/ Sanibonani and thank you for the opportunity to participate in today’s event. It is a great honor to be here on behalf of the United States Government to bring our message of support and hope about tuberculosis control- a key priority for us all.  For those who joined last year’s commemoration, you remember the theme called upon leaders to work towards a TB-free world. I was glad to be there with His Majesty, King Zwelithini to hear from Deputy President Mabuza, who acknowledged the essential role of traditional leaders in ending TB among their communities.

Speech

Friday, August 3, 2018

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.

Speech

Friday, June 29, 2018

Let me start by thanking our hosts from the Government of Zambia, specifically the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry as well as ZAMACE by helping putting this together, as well as any other agencies that have helped make this seminar not only stimulating, but also productive and enjoyable.

Speech

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to brief you on the U.S. PEPFAR - President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief - program in Namibia. 
Our purpose today is to provide our media partners with information to enhance your understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Namibia and the efforts underway to address it. PEPFAR is the U.S. government’s response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.  The program is the largest commitment in history by any nation to address a single disease.

Speech

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I feel so grateful to return to Durban for the second time to be part of another big event on TB. I had the opportunity of attending this year’s World TB Day event held here in Durban, earlier. I was happy to see the commitment from the various leaders taking charge, to ensure that those they lead, adopt healthier lifestyles, and also get access to information and health care services.

Speech

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dumelang! This is my first visit to Bloemfontein, but already I can see why it is known as the city of flowers and also a province that is producing great readers. Thank you for inviting me here for the launch of the Accelerated Early Grade Reading Project, a project that speaks to the future of South Africa.

Speech

Monday, November 27, 2017

South Africa is burdened by one of the most severe TB epidemics in the world, while also dealing with the greatest burden of HIV-infected individuals.  TB prevalence is the world’s third highest, and millions are living with HIV/AIDS with hundreds of thousands of new infections each year. 

Speech

Thursday, November 16, 2017

As the USAID/Southern Africa Mission Director, it is my distinct pleasure to join you on behalf of the US Government to mark the close of the 2017 SADC Seed Technical Meeting. Let me begin by thanking the Government of South Africa for hosting this important regional event. I would like to thank Chairperson Ramashala for his stewardship over the last four days.  We are also extremely grateful to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) for its ongoing leadership and its hospitality towards Member States and implementing partners.

Speech

Monday, November 6, 2017

It is a great pleasure to be with you today here in Soweto to share in the excitement of the launch of the Knowledge for Action website, which is part of the continued relationship between USAID, the ELMA Foundation, the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the University of Johannesburg.

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