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Announcement of U.S. Government's Assistance to the Government of Mongolia's COVID-19 Response
U.S. Ambassador Michael Klecheski announces the U.S. government's assistance to Mongolia's response to COVID-19.
U.S. Embassy in Mongolia
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

[As Prepared]

[Greetings]

I’d like to thank Minister Sarangerel for having me join today’s press conference. I’d also like to recognize World Health Organization representative Dr. Sergey Diorditsa and UNICEF representative Alex Heikens. It’s an honor to be here with you all today.

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, is providing more than MNT3.3 billion ($1.2 million) to the World Health Organization and UNICEF to support the Government of Mongolia’s COVID-19 response.

U.S. assistance will support the Ministry of Health to enhance risk communication and community preparedness, provide critical supplies, improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, and assist with data collection and analysis. USAID programs will also help the Ministry of Health protect health workers and patients, expand laboratory testing capabilities, conduct outbreak surveillance, and provide quality patient care.

The COVID-19 pandemic is of great concern to everyone. The United States is deploying a range of resources to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 not just at home, but across the globe. The Department of State is taking decisive action to inform and safeguard U.S. citizens overseas, protect the homeland, and advance the commitment of the United States to build global health security capacity for this and future outbreaks.

Thursday, Tháng hai 27, 2020 - 9:15am

USAID has supported labor rights in Cambodia for more than two decades. We are proud of that support. Our Labor Rights in Cambodia Project is the newest phase in our support for workers. It is a five-year project with an ambitious set of objectives, including assisting independent trade unions in their efforts to represent and provide benefits to their member workers in the garment, construction, food and services, hotel and hospitality industries, as well as workers in the informal economy, from tuk tuk drivers to entertainment workers.

Wednesday, Tháng hai 19, 2020 - 2:45am

This is a key milestone—not only for the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, and Industry—but also for Zambia and the entire Southern Africa region.  This new portal has the potential to significantly improve the flow of information, automate trade procedures, improve risk-management processes, and boost the overall performance of border-control agencies.  

Tuesday, Tháng hai 18, 2020 - 3:00am

The ZDHS also serves as a vital source of data used by USAID, international and national stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, and other partners to guide our programming and help to measure the impact of our collective investments in Zambia’s health sector.

 

Friday, Tháng hai 7, 2020 - 8:15am

It is a pleasure to be here this morning to participate in the ribbon cutting for Standard Microgrid’s 10th solar microgrid in Zambia. Today, we are here to acknowledge and support the 69 percent of Zambians across the country who do not have access to electricity; and they are not alone.  Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. Electricity is the lifeblood of economic development and is essential for one’s quality of life.  While important strides have been made to diversify power generation and expand access to power in Zambia, there is still significant work to be done to ensure electricity is available to all Zambians.  

Tuesday, Tháng hai 4, 2020 - 1:30am

Honorable Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health
Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary Health Services
Ms. Kakulubelwa Mulalelo, Permanent Secretary Administration
Ambassadors and Heads of Development Cooperation
Heads of UN Agencies
Ministry of Health officials
Civil Society and NGO representatives
Members of the press
Ladies and gentlemen

It is a pleasure to be here this morning and to address this distinguished room of individuals.  I would like to recognize the Minister of Health for bringing us together today.  

Monday, Tháng hai 3, 2020 - 7:45pm

The U.S. government considers our Pacific neighbors to be important partners in fostering a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The United States and Fiji share a longstanding relationship; a friendship that is based on trust and mutual interests, with our long history of defense partnerships, commercial links, and people-to- people ties. This Project Management course builds upon our strong ties as we together promote a prosperous and stable future for the people of this country.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 7:30pm

For the past 30 years, USAID has been at the forefront combating HIV and AIDS around the world. USAID is the lead U.S. government agency for international development and humanitarian assistance, and is a key implementing partner under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, which is the largest and most diverse HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment initiative in the world.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 5:00am

The United States Government has made energy one of the critical priorities of our vision for a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific region, which spans from the west coast of the U.S. to the east coast of Africa, or from California to Kilimanjaro.

USAID is advancing this vision through the Asia Enhancing Growth and Development through Energy, or the Asia EDGE initiative, by strengthening energy security, increasing energy diversification and trade, and expanding energy access across the Indo-Pacific region.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:15am

On behalf of USAID, the EU, UNICEF, and Save the Children Hong Kong I would like to recognize the importance of these guidelines in strengthening Cambodia’s child protection system to better support vulnerable children and families.

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