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January 21, 2021

Harare – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 20 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Solidarity Trust Zimbabwe to help Zimbabweans fight COVID-19.  

“Too many Zimbabweans have already passed away due to COVID-19.  We express our deepest condolences to all who have lost their loved ones.  We are pleased to deliver 20 ventilators, which complement Zimbabwe’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and demonstrate the United States’ ongoing commitment to supporting the people of Zimbabwe through this crisis and beyond,” Ambassador Brian A. Nichols said at the handover.

The ventilators, produced in the United States, reflect cutting-edge technology customized to Zimbabwe’s needs and requirements.  Their compact and easily deployable design will provide medical professionals with flexibility in treating patients affected by the virus.  The ventilators may prove lifesaving for individuals who develop respiratory complications due to COVID-19.

United States Launches Two Projects Worth US$78 Million to Provide Critical HIV Healthcare Services 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 10:45am

  Demonstrating its commitment to the people of Zimbabwe, the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched two projects worth a combined US$78 million to provide critical HIV healthcare services for over half a million Zimbabweans.

USAID Announces Two New Food Security Programs Totaling US$130 Million
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on October 21 two new food security programs, Takunda and Amalima Loko.  These five-year programs will target nearly 490,000 Zimbabweans in Matabeleland North, Masvingo, and Manicaland provinces. 

The United States launches US$5 million initiative to expand economic opportunities for thousands of Zimbabwe’s youth
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Local Works Zimbabwe Youth Program, a US$5 million economic empowerment initiative.  This youth-led initiative will help create economic opportunities to address youth unemployment, increase incomes, and combat rising poverty among young people in urban and rural areas.  

USAID AND WFP PROVIDE RELIEF TO OVER 100,000 URBAN DWELLERS DURING COVID-19
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:00am
HARARE - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today commenced cash disbursements for the Urban Social Assistance programme thanks to funding from the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  USAID’s support will provide relief for vulnerable families in eight urban areas across Zimbabwe struggling to meet their daily food needs due to the effects of COVID-19.  USAID and WFP are meeting the needs of people living in Gokwe, Redcliff, Kwekwe, Ruwa, Chinhoyi, Buhera, Chipinge, and Chegutu.
 
USAID Celebrates Commercialization of Smallholder Beef and Dairy Production
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 5:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and partner Fintrac, marked the successful completion of the five-year Feed the Future Livestock Development program at a virtual event on September 16, 2020 under the theme: Celebrating Commercialization of Smallholder Beef and Dairy Production.

As part of a media initiative to empower adolescent girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa, the USAID funded the production of the feature-length film, Shaina.
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 7:15am

As part of a media initiative to empower adolescent girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the production of the feature-length film, Shaina, premiering on ZBC-TV on August 21 at 9PM and 23 at 10PM.  Shaina brings together the best of Zimbabwe’s known talent, including Jesesi Mungoshi, Leroy Gopal, Edmore Sandifolo, Marian Kunonga, and Charmaine Mujeri, alongside a host of refreshing young Zimbabwean actors.  

The United States is providing $60.55 million to feed nearly one million Zimbabweans in the upcoming lean season.
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 2:30am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $60.55 million toward the World Food Programme’s (WFP) 2020/21 Lean Season Food Assistance program in Zimbabwe.  The lean season assistance will begin in August and will feed nearly one million people during the peak of the season, from January to April 2021.

The United States, through USAID has committed an additional $10 million for humanitarian assistance in response to COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 8:15am

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional $10 million in response to COVID-19.  The funds will go to the World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian assistance for nearly 100,000 vulnerable people in eight urban areas.  With this additional funding, U.S. assistance to the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe exceeds $18 million.  USAID has provided nearly $15 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided $3 million, and PEPFAR has reprogrammed $150,000 to address COVID-19.

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:00am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional $2 million in health assistance to support the people of Zimbabwe during the COVID-19 pandemic. U. S. assistance to Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 response now exceeds US$8 million.  USAID has now committed $5 million and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided $3 million. PEPFAR has committed $150,000.

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