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Last updated: April 27, 2021

Joyce Tembo and her family receive their ITN.
April 26, 2021

The United States joins the Zambian government in commemorating World Malaria Day under the 2021 theme, “Draw a Line for Malaria Free Zambia.” The United States is proud to support Zambia to continue its fight against malaria, working together to sustain essential malaria services amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

April 26, 2021

A leading cause of illness and death, malaria is one of Zambia’s major public health challenges. To families like Joyce Tembo’s, malaria looms as an increasing threat as Zambia’s November rainy season approaches. 

A family receives insecticide-treated bed nets in Lavushimanda District in Muchinga Province, Zambia
April 26, 2021

Today, we commemorate World Malaria Day under this year’s theme, “Draw a Line for Malaria Free Zambia.”  Each year, World Malaria Day highlights global efforts to control malaria, acknowledging the progress we have made in prevention and treatment and emphasizing the work that remains in the fight against this deadly disease.

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young delivers remarks at the launch of the Transforming Teacher Education activity.
April 15, 2021

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially announced its Transforming Teacher Education project today in a hybrid in-person and online virtual event at the University of Zambia (UNZA).  The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University (FSU) will implement the five-year, $15 million project (K300 million), in partnership with School-to-School International and the UNZA School of Education.  The project will include 12 Zambian universities and colleges of education around the country to improve the training of primary grade teachers in early grade literacy.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young delivers remarks at the Transforming Teacher Education in Zambia Activity Launch
April 9, 2021

I am delighted to be here today with the Ministry of General Education, Ministry of Higher Education, and the University of Zambia to launch the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Transforming Teacher Education activity. As a longtime partner in Zambia’s Primary Literacy Program, the U.S. government is pleased to announce this new phase of our partnership to support Zambia’s teacher training colleges and universities. The United States has been a steadfast supporter of Zambia’s Primary Literacy Program. Through USAID, we have worked together with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to deliver improved primary school literacy instruction and materials aligned with the national curriculum.