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August 26, 2021

Advancing Rights in Southern Africa is a five-year, $12.5 million regional human rights program operating across the southern Africa region. The program is implemented by Freedom House in collaboration with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Internews, and Pact. ARISA works in the following eight countries: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, and South Africa.

August 25, 2021

USAID promotes improved rule of law and respect for human rights in Southern Africa. The program works to expand competencies, develop networks of human rights and rule of law defenders, and promote democratic principles and practices throughout the region. USAID is supporting South Africa’s leadership in advancing stability in the region and addressing the critical human rights issue of gender-based violence. 

August 5, 2021

During this important World Breastfeeding week 2021, under the theme “Protecting Breastfeeding, a Shared Responsibility,” we shine the spotlight on Matsepo ‘Dee’ Mphafi-Tanka, a young energetic Mom who has been supporting many young people living with HIV in Lesotho. 

Vaccine rollout in the Western Cape with Cipla
August 2, 2021

To help ramp up the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in South Africa, especially during the third wave, the Cipla Foundation has built innovative, movable vaccination stations. These vaccination stations, co-funded by various partners, will be deployed into various local communities to ensure equitable and convenient access to the vaccine. The Cipla Foundation is known for bringing primary healthcare into the hearts of communities to ensure a dignified and convenient experience for patients.

Handover of electronic equipment COVID vaccine to Namibia
July 22, 2021

The U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 176 tablet and 53 laptop computers, as well as 250 remote temperature monitoring devices and 2,000 terabytes in hard-drive capacity to Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services to support the country’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The electronic equipment will be used for data entry at vaccination sites and for monitoring purposes. 


Last updated: August 26, 2021

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