Success Stories | Southern Africa Regional

Last updated: February 18, 2020

Expansion of U.S. food assistance to drought-affected Namibians
February 18, 2020

U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila joined the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in the country’s Oshana Region on 17 February 2020 to deliver more than 85 tons of maize meal, beans, and vegetable oil to more than 12,000 vulnerable Namibians that are affected by the drought. 

October 10, 2019

September 9, 2019 was a historic moment for seed trade in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Two trucks carrying 60 metric tons of a hybrid maize seed produced following the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System (HSRS) successfully crossed the Zambia-DRC borders. This may not sound like a lot, but it was the very first export of a non-genetically modified organism (GMO) hybrid maize seed easily produced in Zambia, but not in the mineral-rich the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

September 13, 2019

In comparison to women, men are less likely to access health care, especially men living with HIV. Studies conducted at two high volume facilities in eThekwini District, KwaZulu-Natal Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital Gateway Clinic and KwaMashu Poly clinic highlighted reasons for delayed health seeking-behavior. Men tend to minimize the severity of the symptoms, stigma associated with HIV, long waiting time at facilities, judgemental staff, and lack of privacy. 

July 18, 2019

Meet Zodwa Mabiyela, a young lady from Tembisa, a township east of Johannesburg, who is full of love and positivity for her community.   Life did not start easy for Zodwa, though. After losing her mother at a young age, she was brought up by her alcoholic and abusive father.  

April 18, 2019

USAID Southern Africa represented the U.S. Government in national events in both South Africa and Namibia for World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2019. John Groarke, USAID Southern Africa Mission Director, participated in the South African national event held in East London, South Africa on March 28th, and Randy Kolstad, USAID Namibia Country Representative participated in the Namibian national event held at Oshakati in the Oshana region on March 28, 2019.