Success Stories | Southern Africa Regional

Last updated: July 18, 2019

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.

November 14, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson observed a public speaking training session for women at the country's Sikunga Conservancy near Katima Mulilo in Zambezi Region. The American government helps to empower women in rural #Namibia to fight wildlife crime and to become engaged in conservation

September 20, 2018

The United States, through PEPFAR has from 2004 to 2017 committed more than $70 billion worldwide and over $384 million to the bilateral HIV response in Lesotho. The current PEPFAR program remains committed to scaling up Lesotho’s antiretroviral treatment coverage to reach 95% nationally, commencing self-testing for HIV, and  expanding more efficient and effective testing strategies and treatment modalities, especially for adolescents and men – which includes mobile men’s clinic, dedicated men’s clinics, and adolescent corners.

August 2, 2018

Our Deputy Mission Director, Rebecca Kryzwda, delivered opening remarks at the Government Capacity Building and Support Program (GCBS) held in Pretoria, on August 2-3, under the theme: Policy to Practice: Strengthening policy, systems and practice for improved service delivery to Orphaned Vulnerable Children and Youth. This learning event was an important milestone for our PEPFAR partner, PACT, and the South African Department of Social Development (DSD), in tracking what has been achieved over the past five years since the launch of GCBS in terms of rendering services in health care and welfare.