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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:00am

During September 2021, the Embassy of the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), distributed approximately 2,000 books and learning materials and digital resources to Zambia’s 12 Colleges of Education (COE) and university libraries.  

In partnership with the Zambia Research and Education Network, USAID also provided computers and wireless internet access at 10 teacher-training institutions.  Coinciding with International Literacy Month, the materials will enhance teacher education and bolster digital literacy instruction for new teachers. 

“USAID is honored to partner with and support Zambia’s teacher education institutions.  Teachers have a critical responsibility to educate the next generation of Zambian children,” noted Sarah Crites, USAID/Zambia Education Office Director.  Through this partnership, Zambia’s 12 teacher training colleges and universities will be better equipped with the expertise and resources needed to prepare primary school teachers for the demands of the classroom.

A man with glasses looks down on a eTablet.
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:00am

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Let’s Read Project, joined the Government of the Republic of Zambia in celebrating International Literacy Day (ILD) on Wednesday, September 8, and acknowledging September as National Literacy Month. 

As part of the Zambia Ministry of Health "Take the Lead, Roll Up Your Sleeve" initiative, with USAID DISCOVER-Health support, an Induna (traditional leader) in Zambia's Western Province receives the COVID-19 vaccine and encourages community members to do the same.
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 9:00am

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided an additional ZMK 112 million ($6.7 million) in COVID-19 assistance for Zambia. USAID will continue to work in partnership with the Zambia Ministry of Health (MOH), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health partners to boost access to oxygen supplies and essential medicines; support patient management and the hiring of additional doctors and nurses; and increase support for community awareness and engagement by providing accurate information on COVID-19 and how communities and individuals can protect themselves.

Joyce Tembo and her family receive their ITN.
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 5:30am

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

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young delivers remarks at the launch of the Transforming Teacher Education activity.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 4:30am

 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.

A TB healthcare worker checks up on a TB patient.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 3:45am

The U.S. government’s investments to combat TB in Zambia include training health care workers, improving infection control, purchasing TB drugs and other key commodities, strengthening lab systems, and community outreach.  This year has been particularly challenging for health care systems across the world, including here in Zambia.  Together with the Ministry of Health, the U.S. government is encouraged by Zambia’s continued progress in reducing illness and death due to TB, despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charcoal being sold on the side of the road in Lusaka.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 1:15am

LUSAKA - Zambia’s forests are home to abundant wildlife and serve as a natural defense against climate change.  Due to the illegal production of charcoal, however, the nation’s forests are facing unprecedented stress and are rapidly shrinking.  Under the newly awarded Alternatives to Charcoal project provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S.

Representatives from USAID, Corteva, Global Communities, and John Deere sit at the high table during the launch of the Emerging Farmers Partnership Program in Lusaka on December 17
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 5:45am

Ten thousand emerging farmers across Zambia will receive support to increase their productivity, incomes, and sustainable farming practices under a new project spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Corteva Agriscience, Global Communities, and John Deere. The objective of the Zambia Emerging Farmers Partnership is to transform Zambia’s largely subsistence sector through the commercialization of emerging farmers.  The three-year project will leverage more than K777 million (US$37 million) in loans for inputs and equipment, resulting in more than 50,000 hectares of crops planted using climate-adaptive seeds and other sustainable technologies.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young, symbolically hands over 2 million learning materials and 5,000 tablets to Minister of General Education
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 8:15am

On December 15, the U.S. government handed over 5,000 tablet computers and more than 2 million textbooks, readers, teachers’ guides, and other teaching and learning materials, to the Ministry of General Education (MoGE).  These tablets and materials will benefit approximately 20,000 teachers and 1.4 million learners in Early Childhood Education (ECE) through Grade 3 in five target provinces across the country. By 2024, the USAID Let’s Read Project will provide more than 5 million books and other learning materials in the seven official languages stipulated by the MoGE to over 4,600 public and community schools.

A rural resident in Zambia's Eastern provinces accesses piped water for the first time.
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:30pm

On July 17, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its Feed the Future (FTF) Mawa project, which integrated nutrition and economic strengthening in communities throughout Eastern Province. 

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