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USAID Health Director John Kuehnle and the Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya cut the ribbon on the Health Sector Supply Chain Strategy
USAID Health Director John Kuehnle and the Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya cut the ribbon on the Health Sector Supply Chain Strategy
Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management
Середа, Жовтень 16, 2019

Launch of Health Sector Supply Chain Strategy Remarks
USAID Health Office Director, John Kuehnle
Taj Pamodzi, Lusaka
(Remarks as prepared)

Good morning.  On behalf of the U.S. government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), I am pleased to join you for the launch of the 2019-2021 Health Sector Supply Chain Strategy. I bring you greetings from U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote, and the USAID/Zambia Director, Sheryl Stumbras

Середа, Жовтень 9, 2019 - 9:30am

Cambodia faces great challenges in preserving its rich fish populations. Water availability and timing are becoming increasingly uncertain here and throughout the Mekong Basin as hydroelectric development expands. Flooded forests are being removed. More people are fishing, both legally and illegally. And a changing climate adds uncertainty to all of these factors.

But I have also learned that Cambodians – both in government and in communities across the nation – are responding to these threats through community-based fishery management, improved law enforcement, and efforts to blend rice culture with aquaculture.

Четвер, Жовтень 3, 2019 - 9:00am

Many of you know that USAID has a 40-year legacy of inspiring Egyptian success, but as the USAID Mission Director, it never fails to astonish me when I hear comments like, “I didn’t know USAID was still in Egypt.”  And, truth be told, I hear comments like that even here, at AmCham events.  So my goal is for you to leave here this morning with a better understanding of what we’re doing right now and what we have planned -- and to appreciate the impact we’re making, and the strength of USAID and Egypt’s strategic partnership.

You’ll hear me speak about COMMITMENT and CAPACITY.  At USAID, world-wide, we’re looking to support a country’s journey to self-reliance by leveraging its policy-level COMMITMENT to effective, inclusive, and accountable solutions to educating their people, building a skilled and healthy workforce, ensuring economic stability, and other development challenges.

Вівторок, Вересень 24, 2019 - 9:00am

On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Zambia, it is my pleasure to join you this morning at the Shared Responsibility and Accountability learning event for the Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT) project.  Designed to work at the district and national levels, FACT represents an investment by the United States government, through USAID, to strengthen local civil society’s capacity to drive and champion Zambia’s development agenda.

П'ятниця, Вересень 13, 2019 - 9:15am

ICT applications are also being widely used by the public and private sectors in Cambodia for a broad range of purposes such as money transfers, digital payments, training, public outreach, data collection, transportation, and for other social and commercial purposes. There is really no facet of Cambodian life that has not been affected by ICT in some way or another.

That is why the United States has been a staunch supporter of ICT in Cambodia and in other countries. The reason is simple: we believe ICT can accelerate a country’s development, drive its economic success, and improve its prospects for self-reliance. We believe that digital technology should foster tools that empower citizens to make choices and have their voices heard and respected. Our belief in a free and fair system based on the rule of law underlines the United States’ approach to technology.

Середа, Вересень 4, 2019 - 3:30am

The Philippines loses about 68.5 billion pesos every year to IUU fishing.

USAID is working with BFAR and a consortium of local partners to address these threats in select marine biodiversity areas in the Philippines. Our partnership advocates for the sustainable use of coastal and marine resources, enhances the resilience of these resources, and works with Philippine authorities to sustainably manage fisheries.

Вівторок, Вересень 3, 2019 - 3:00am

The U.S. government is honored to partner with the Philippine government and the Filipino people to help strengthen access to justice and the rule of law in the Philippines by supporting both the supply and demand sides of the effective and efficient administration of justice. Our partnerships with judicial governance actors and non-state actors working in this space have spanned more than three decades.

Вівторок, Серпень 27, 2019 - 12:30pm

With funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and support from USAID through our implementing partner fhi-360, these solar plants will provide power to 18 health facilities, one health post, and 65 health worker staff houses across Central, Copperbelt, Luapula, Northern and North Western provinces.  

П'ятниця, Серпень 16, 2019 - 3:30am

Over the past five years, USAID and other development partners have assisted the DOH to find missing TB cases, expand new diagnostic systems, and successfully treat one million Filipinos with TB. Through our partnership, the Philippines is also one of the few countries in the world that has introduced new, shorter anti-TB medicines and regimens.

П'ятниця, Серпень 9, 2019 - 9:00am

Cambodia’s economic security depends upon the sustainable management of natural resources and preserving a heathy environment. This is vital to the country’s continued economic growth. For the past three years, USAID and UNDP supported legal reforms to protect Cambodia’s environment, including amendments to the Protected Area law and the Forestry law. We also helped with the draft of the Environmental and Natural Resource Management Code of Cambodia. These amendments to the laws and the future enactment of the Environment Code establish a solid legal framework for the protection of natural resources.

Вівторок, Липень 30, 2019 - 2:30am

The U.S. government’s close partnership with the Philippine government to invest in education has yielded significant success that we should all be proud of. Through our partnership, in the past six years, nearly four million school children now have better literacy and 25,000 vulnerable youth have greater ability to return to school or attain employment.

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Last updated: October 22, 2019

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