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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:00am

CHIPATA, ZAMBIA

On November 12, 2019, the United States and Zambian governments officially launched the USAID Let’s Read project during a ceremony at Kasupe Primary School in Chipata. The U.S. government’s flagship education project in Zambia, Let’s Read is a five-year partnership with the Ministry of General Education (MoGE) designed to improve reading outcomes for approximately 1.4 million pre-primary to Grade 3 children from 4,250 public and community schools in five provinces.

A USAID partnership with the World Food Programme will provide over 800 tons of food support to displaced persons in Zambia’s Luapula Province.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:15am

Luapula, Zambia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Food for Peace Office (FFP), in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), has committed over $600,000 to support refugee food needs in Zambia’s Luapula Province. With funding provided by the American people, WFP Zambia will procure 800 metric tons of food, enough to feed roughly 15,000 refugees for three months. Most of the donation will consist of locally-purchased cereals, beans, and peas. The procurement will come from smallholder farmers and local aggregators to help benefit local wholesalers and stimulate the economy, while also being cost-effective for reaching nearby refugee settlements.

U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote (lc) and Zambia's Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilifya (cr) on a tour during the handover of the new TB Ward.
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:15am

Lusaka – Zambia’s Minister of Health, the Honorable Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, officially received the newly renovated Tuberculosis Ward from the United States Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Daniel L. Foote, during a formal handover ceremony at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

 

Photo of participants at June 2018 African Structured Trade Seminar
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. based company, INTL FCStone hosted a landmark seminar that addressed challenges with regional commodities trading and outlined a viable roadmap to strengthen Africa’s ability to trade and drive economic growth.  The seminar, which took place in Livingstone, Zambia, was made possible through a Public Private Partnership with INTL FCStone and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

US Ambassador at Trade Seminar
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:30am

U.S. based company, INTL FCStone hosted a landmark seminar that addressed challenges with regional commodities trading and outlined a viable roadmap to strengthen Africa’s ability to trade and drive economic growth.  The seminar was made possible through a Public Private Partnership with INTL FCStone and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Photo of launch of AGOA Utilization Strategy in Zambia
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

With support from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Honorable Christopher Yaluma, today officially launched a strategy to ensure Zambian businesses are better positioned to take advantage of the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). With the potential to increase trade between Zambia and the United States, AGOA offers duty-free access to the U.S. market from Africa for over 6,500 products and was designed to boost trade and economic growth across the continent.

AGOA in Zambia with US Ambassador
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:00am

With support from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Honorable Christopher Yaluma, today officially launched a strategy to ensure Zambian businesses are better positioned to take advantage of the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). With the potential to increase trade between Zambia and the United States, AGOA offers duty-free access to the U.S. market from Africa for over 6,500 products and was designed to boost trade and economic growth across the continent.

Photo: USAID Economic Development Office Director Jeremy Boley (r) looks on as Mission Director Patrick Diskin (l) signs a Letter of Intent to support the Zambian Government as it scales up programs to improve nutrition and combat stunting across the nation.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 8:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, Irish AID, Swedish International Development Agency, and the European Union to support the Zambian government to fight against malnutrition. On April 24, USAID/Zambia’s Mission Director, Patrick Diskin, signed a Letter of Intent affirming the United States’ support to the Zambian Government’s First 1000 Most Critical Days Program for Scaling Up Nutrition.

A photo of the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel L. Foote, as he accepts the integration plan during the official handover of 16 U.S.-funded anti-GBV One-Stop Centers.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:00pm

During a formal ceremony at the Kafue District Hospital, the United States Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Daniel L. Foote, officially handed over the Kafue anti-Gender-Based Violence (GBV) One-Stop Center (OSC) to Zambia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya. The handover symbolizes the official transfer of all 16 OSCs established under the USAID Stamping Out and Preventing Gender-Based Violence (STOP GBV) project with funding provided by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID).  

A photo of Lubuto Library staff at the Mthunzi American Youth Library reading to children in a talking circle.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 9:30am

This year, the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) helped open the Lubuto Mthunzi American Youth Library, increasing access to quality education for all young people especially the vulnerable and out-of-school children in the Lusaka-West area of Zambia’s capital.

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Last updated: November 15, 2019

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