U.S. Embassy grant to Sister Namibia to challenge gender-based violence

The U.S. Embassy awarded Sister Namibia with a grant for US $20,000 (N$280,000) to address gender-based violence (GBV) through discussion and dialoguing around gender norms. In recognition of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson recently met with Sister Namibia Acting Director Laura Sasman to congratulate ...
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CDC provides 600 hepatitis E rapid test kits to the Ministry of Health and Social Services

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continued its assistance to help Namibia control the hepatitis E outbreak by announcing the handover of 600 hepatitis E rapid test kits and personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.  This support is a continuation of the ...
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World AIDS Day Commemoration

For 30 years we have marked World AIDS Day.  On this day we reflect on the impact HIV/AIDS has had on the lives of millions of people around the world.  This day also is a solemn reminder of the many lives lost to HIV/AIDS.  Today in Namibia, however, we have cause for hope and also ...
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Launch of Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit

Background information for the implementation of the ICCWC Toolkit and ICCWC Indicator Framework in Namibia (PDF 335 KB) Good morning! I am happy to be a part of this launch of a new project that will help Namibia in its strong efforts to fight wildlife crime. Under the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, and through collaboration with police, prosecutors, magistrates, the ACC, NGOs, and communities, Namibia is ...
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USAID provides N$395 million to fight HIV/AIDS

Windhoek – On 28 November 2018, the United States Government (USG), represented by the Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of the Republic of Namibia, represented by the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS), signed an amendment to their 2007 bilateral grant agreement to add US$28.2 ...
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The Importance of Creating A Science Base and A Base for Science: Why Cutting-edge Science Matters

Disease knows no borders. In today’s interconnected world, diseases can spread from an isolated, rural village to any major city in as little as 36 hours. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect Americans and save lives around the world by detecting and controlling outbreaks at their source. Critically, ...
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PEPFAR Small Grants Handover Ceremony

Thank you all for being at this very important event. Today, we will highlight three organizations that have secured funding from the PEPFAR Small Grants Program. These organizations, based in your communities, are working to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services by bringing additional HIV services to you through community mobilization. For the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the handover of the Akutsima CBART site

Thank you for inviting me here today. I, too, come from a small town, so it is special for me to have the opportunity to visit places such as Akutsima. While quite different from my home town, what is the same is the sense of community. I am telling you this because I want you ...
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Remarks: CDC Country Director at the Launch of the National Cervical Cancer Prevention Guidelines

Thank you to the Ministry of Health and Social Services for inviting me to speak at this event today. I know it is a little strange for a man to give remarks at an event about a female cancer. I will never know the fear of this cancer growing in my own body, or the ...
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Remarks by the DCM to open TechCamp Namibia

I want to begin by thanking you for participating in TechCamp Namibia. To our regional SADC friends and to our international trainers and experts: thank you for coming to Windhoek. To the large number of Namibians here: thank you for attending and representing such a wide spectrum of local interests. Thank you also to the ...
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Remarks: U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the Inauguration of MET Dog Unit

Waterberg Anti-Poaching Training Center Thanks to the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta, Namibia continues to be a model for conservation in the region. Namibia has had great success in combating poaching in recent years, including through the highly successful community-based conservation program, the rhino custodian program, and other collaborative ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the NUST HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

Today marks the first day of the 2018 Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) HIV/AIDS Wellness Campaign. I trust that all of you have heard a lot about HIV before today.  So I hope you already are well-equipped with information about how you can protect yourselves from contracting HIV, what to do if you ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Milestone Event

35,000 Clients Reached with Private Sector Support for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Through the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Namibia has made great strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS, establishing itself as a global leader. The recent NAMPHIA data are clear testimony to this great achievement ...
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U.S. Ambassador remarks at the NAMPHIA Launch

Today is a remarkable day.  The results presented here today show that Namibia is one of the countries leading the world in implementation of a successful national response to end the HIV epidemic. Namibia, I congratulate you.  I especially want to congratulate the women of Namibia for having already achieved the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets two ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Good morning! I’m pleased to be here to help commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons under today’s theme of responding to the trafficking of children and young people. And I am honored to join the Namibian government in standing in solidarity with all victims of human trafficking and committing to end this abhorrent ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the DREAMS milestone event

Today we are celebrating the “DREAMS” program. The name is very appropriate, because through this program, adolescent girls and young women receive the support they need to be Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe. And with this support, they can achieve their dreams. All too often, girls’ dreams are interrupted. Research shows a cycle ...
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Public Diplomacy Small Grant Opportunities

U.S. EMBASSY WINDHOEK PUBLIC DIPLOMACY SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM I. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Windhoek Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This annual notice of funding opportunities outlines our funding priorities and areas of interest, ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at Fourth of July Celebration

Good evening, and welcome!  Some of you here may have enjoyed Fourth of July celebrations in the United States, where Americans decorate their homes and streets with red, white, and blue flags and gather as communities to celebrate with picnics, parades, and fireworks. Today, I am delighted to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of U.S. Independence ...
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WiSci Namibia 2018 STEAM Camp Empowers Girls

Delivering on the Africa Bureau’s goal to promote inclusive country-led development, the fourth Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp – hosted by the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) – leveraged a unique public-private partnership to educate African and American girls in leadership, science, and technology. The 100 high school girls from Namibia, ...
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Kapenanghutjiua Vetira, 28, Windhoek – Appalachian State University, Civic Leadership

A dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher by profession, Kapena, as she is affectionately known, is the Founder and Director of Children of Namibia (ChiNamibia) Arts Education for Development, which is an organization that educates, empowers, and develops children and young people through arts and culture. ChiNamibia gives a voice to children and young people to ...
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Sem Mandela Uutoni, 24, African Union (AU) – University of Minnesota, Public Management

Sem Mandela Uutoni currently works on Regional Integration in the Office of the Chairperson at the African Union Commission in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.  Sem Mandela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Regional and Rural Development and a Master’s Degree in Regional Development and Environmental Economics (Summa Cum Laude).  In November 2016, he was awarded an Excellence ...
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Lineekala Tobias, 27, Ondangwa – University of Wisconsin, Civic Leadership

Lineekela Tobias is a multi-award winning educator from Reverend Juuso Shikongo Secondary School. She has five years of experience in educating a Namibian child in the field of Geography and Biological sciences where she focuses on teaching and educating students according to their educational needs, abilities, and attainment potential of individual students.Lineekela holds a Bachelor ...
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Seno Namwandi, 29, Windhoek – Florida International University, Public Management

Seno Namwandi is one of the pioneers of Intellectual Property (IP) in Namibia. With three years of experience, she currently serves as the youngest director on the board of the Business Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA), the national IP regulatory body. As a board member, she plays a critical role in ensuring BIPA fulfills its fiduciary ...
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Luise Mwanyangapo, 31, Windhoek – Clark Atlanta University, Business & Entrepreneurship

Luise is a BA Marketing graduate who is in her final year of completing a (BA) Honors in Business Management, majoring in International Business at the University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Windhoek. Employed as a Project Manager at fesmedia Africa of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, she is also the founder of Tuuthikeni Market. Tuuthikeni Market ...
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Stephan Mungongi, 30, Rundu – Dartmouth College, Business & Entrepreneurship

Stephan is an entrepreneur and is Chairman of the Mungongi Group of Companies doing business in agriculture, catering, and food supplies, plus construction. Stephan’s key values in life are hard work, diligence, and respect. He is a champion of community upliftment projects having been involved in making life better for young people for more than ...
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Sepiso Mwange, 31, Windhoek – Rutgers University, Civic Leadership

Sepiso Mwange has over 4 years of experience in the Performing Arts industry, focusing specifically in Applied Theatre/Drama and Education. Currently, Sepiso is a lecturer in the Performing Arts department at the University of Namibia, where she teaches Directing, Acting, Voice and Speech and Theatre for Development. Sepiso holds a Master’s Degree in Political Communication ...
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Ndaudika Mulundileni, 27, Windhoek – Northwestern University, Business & Entrepreneurship

Ndaudika Mulundileni is a social development enthusiast focusing on social entrepreneurship. Currently, Ndaudika is the CEO of MindsInAction, a Namibian startup that identifies community challenges and offers innovative solutions. He holds a BSc. in Engineering – Mechatronics, from the University of Cape Town. Ndaudika is driven by the desire to become a catalyst of economic ...
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Asmara Kaffer, 33, Keetmanshoop – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Public Management

Asmara is a Youth Officer at the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service and is heading the Environmental Education department in the Youth Development directorate at the Keetmanshoop Multi-Purpose Youth Resource Centre. She has been in this position for the past seven years and has also been involved with line ministries that have similar ...
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Matheus Hamutenya, 29, Keetmanshoop – Rutgers University, Business & Entrepreneurship

Matheus Hamutenya has over three years’ experience in the media sector. Currently, Matheus is a journalist at New Era Newspaper. He is also the founder of the Men4Women Organization aimed at sensitizing boys and men on the important role they can play to reduce teenage pregnancies among rural girls. Matheus holds an honors degree in Media ...
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Stefanie Garises, 22, Windhoek – University of Texas at Austin, Business & Entrepreneurship

Stefanie Garises is a final year Bachelor of Computer Science student in the Software Development strand at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. She is passionate about the quality of education, the support of startups, and the living standards of the average Namibian citizen. Stefanie has been, and is actively involved in, projects which ...
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Hileni Amuthenu, 27, Otjiwarongo – Georgia State University, Public Management

Hileni Amuthenu is a high school teacher who is currently enrolled for a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in Curriculum and Assessment with the University of Namibia. She holds an Honors degree in Education and a certificate in Portuguese and Business Entrepreneurship. She is a Curriculum panel member at the National Institute of Education and ...
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U.S. Africa Command trains Namibians in explosive ordnance disposal

U.S. Africa Command recently facilitated the training of 15 Namibian personnel in the disposal of explosive ordnances as part of the U.S. Government’s Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) program. Training was provided to 10 members of the Namibian Defense Force (NDF) and 5 members of the Namibian Police (NAMPOL). All 5 NAMPOL students were female. The ...
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USAID Provides N$32 Million to Increase Community-Based HIV Services

Windhoek – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce a N$32,000,000 partnership over five years with the TONATA PLHIV (People Living with HIV) Network to expand community-based HIV treatment among its network of over 600 community support groups representing 17,300 Namibians living with the virus. The partnership with funding from ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson, Celebrating zero babies infected with HIV under PMTCT programs in selected health facilities

Congratulations to the clinical staff, community workers, Ministry of Health and Social Services, and most importantly, families and children, on achieving zero cases of HIV infection in 2017 among children born to mothers living with HIV who enrolled in mother-baby follow up in this clinic. This site is one of 21 PEPFAR-supported Ministry sites across ...
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Southern Africa Regional Cyber Investigations & Electronic Evidence Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa A. Johnson during the Southern Africa Regional Cyber Investigations & Electronic Evidence Workshop On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, I would like to welcome all of you to the U.S. Department of Justice’s workshop on investigating cybercrime and collecting electronic evidence. This is a matter of importance and urgency ...
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United States Forest Service Conducts Incident Command Systems Training

Windhoek – The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek facilitated a visit by instructors and experts from the U.S. Forest Service and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service from March 19-23, 2018.  Over 25 personnel from the Windhoek Emergency Management Division participated in the specialty training over a period of five days.  This is the third such ...
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United States and Namibia Celebrate Success in Fight against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Windhoek – On 19 March 2018, the United States Ambassador Lisa Johnson, together with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, celebrated the successful treatment of three young patients suffering from extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital’s TB Clinic in the capital. The cured patients are part of a group ...
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2018 International Women’s Day Reception

Remarks by Ambassador Johnson 2018 International Women’s Day Reception Thank you for joining me this evening to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognized around the world on March 8. March also is Women’s History Month in the United States, so I’m keeping the celebration going. International Women’s Day first was recognized in 1911 as a strategy ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month through Film

In honor of Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section will be hosting a movie-and-discussion series on Fridays in February. The movies are free and open to the public. February 2, 2018 Selma, a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on December 31

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has received reports of a planned demonstration on Sunday, December 31 starting at 8:00 a.m.  The demonstration will begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral and travel to the SADC offices opposite the Namibian Police Station, John Meinert Street, Independence Avenue, and conclude at the U.S. Embassy. Even demonstrations intended to be ...
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2017 World AIDS Day Commemoration

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the 2017 World AIDS Day Commemoration Katima Mulilo Sports Field, Zambezi Region Good morning!  It is a great privilege and honor to be here with you today at the official commemoration of the 30th World AIDS Day.  I am especially honored because this is my fourth – but unfortunately last ...
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USAID joins the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence  starting today, November 25 (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), and ending December 10 (International Human Rights Day). USAID works to prevent and respond to instances of gender-based violence (GBV) around the globe. GBV undermines the safety, health and ...
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U.S. Embassy brings U.S. Fish and Wildlife Expert Speaker in collaboration with NAMPOL Officials

Windhoek – The U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office recently accompanied the Regional U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Attaché and an experienced FWS Investigator on a speaker program in the North of Namibia focused on Wildlife Trafficking Investigations.  The target audience was Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL) officers stationed at regional headquarters in Kamanjab, Rundu, and ...
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PEPFAR Namibia Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the PEPFAR Namibia Stakeholder Engagement Meeting  Colleagues and partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Namibia, ladies and gentlemen, good morning! Welcome to the latest in our regular series of PEPFAR Namibia stakeholder engagement meetings.  I am very happy to see all of you, including ...
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USAID provides N$435 million to Namibia to fight HIV/AIDS

Windhoek – On 06 November 2017, the United States Government (USG), represented by the Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of the Republic of Namibia, represented by the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS), signed an amendment to their 2007 bilateral grant agreement to add US$31 ...
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Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Lord at the Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony, Andreas Kukuri Centre, Okahandja Good morning!  It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to swear in another generation of Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia. The 46 Volunteers here today have pledged to give their most precious resource – ...
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Anthrax Confirmed in Dead Hippos in Bwabwata National Park

  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid all contact with dead animals in the wild, particularly hippopotamuses (hippos) found in rivers and flood plains inside Bwabwata National Park.  Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism has confirmed anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) as the cause of death and has advised the public not to touch or ...
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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Event

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep) Event Wbcg Container, 14th Road, Walvis Bay, Erongo Region Good morning!  We are here in Walvis Bay today to recognize another major achievement by the Namibian government in the fight against HIV and AIDS in this country.  The achievement we’re marking today is another milestone ...
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Launch of the National Health Report 2014/2015

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks on the Launch of the National Health Report 2014/2015 (Delivered By Mr. Robert Rhodes, Acting USAID Country Representative) Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, Khomas Region I would like to congratulate the Ministry of Health and Social Services on the completion of the 2014/15 Health Accounts Report, the fifth round of ...
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Handover of Nkurenkuru Health Centre and Nankudu ART Clinic Upgrades

Remarks by Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton for the handover of Nkurenkuru Health Centre and Nankudu ART Clinic Upgrades Nankudu District, Kavango West Region Good morning! Early this year, the U.S. Government through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, committed itself to provide improved antiretroviral treatment clinic spaces for the communities served by ...
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2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks to the 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign  Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me to be here again today to help commemorate the second HIV/AIDS awareness week at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.  I’m particularly pleased that the theme for this year’s awareness week is ...
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Graduation of Community Health Workers

Ms. Michele Russell, Acting Country Representative, USAID Namibia Remarks at Graduation of Community Health Workers Regional Council Hall, Outapi, Omusati Region On behalf of USAID and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, I thank you for the opportunity to address you at this wonderful occasion – an occasion that can make us ...
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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the World Day against Trafficking in Persons Good morning.  I am honored to have been included here today to commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.  Events like this one are essential to raising community awareness about the plight of victims of human trafficking here in Namibia ...
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Announcement of the INL Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Grant

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton announcement of the INL Combating Wildlife Trafficking Grant  Namibia is a country known around the world for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife.  Tourists flock here by the thousands every year for a chance to see rhinos, cheetahs and elephants roaming wild and free in the Land of the Brave.  Namibia is ...
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Nyah Project Fellowship

Ten high school students from Miami, Florida, met with U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Thomas Daughton on July 21.  The students were visiting Namibia as part of the Nyah Project Fellowship, a program founded on the belief that travel awakens leaders and develops diverse youth leaders through transformative experiences abroad.  Since arriving in the country last week, the ...
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The 50th Health Facility Equipped with the Facility Electronic Stock Card (FESC)

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks on The Milestone of the 50th Health Facility Equipped With The Facility Electronic Stock Card (FESC), Okatana Health Center, Oshakati District, Oshana Region Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me this morning to be able to join the leadership of Oshana region in unveiling the electronic stock card ...
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Launch of the District Health Information System Version 2

Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Launch of the District Health Information System Version 2  Good morning!  I have said it before and I will say it again: Namibia’s response to the HIV epidemic is data-driven and always has been.  Today we get another opportunity to see proof of that statement with the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at Fourth of July Celebration

Good evening and thank you for joining us to celebrate the 241st anniversary of American independence.  This is the third and, I expect, the final Independence Day that I will have the honor to address all of you as the U.S. ambassador to Namibia.  It has been nearly three years since my wife, Mindy, and ...
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Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony, Andreas Kukuri Conference Center, Okahandja, Namibia Good morning!  It is a great pleasure for me to be here once again to launch the latest generation of Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia.  Internationally since 1961, Peace Corps has sustained its commitment to developing the resilience ...
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Opening of the Onjuva Clinic

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at the Onjuva Clinic Opening, June 13, 2017 It is an honor for me to be here today on the auspicious occasion of the long-awaited opening of the Onjuva Clinic. You may have noticed a plaque near the entrance to the clinic. The plaque reads, “The construction of this building ...
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Milestone of 750 People Living With HIV receiving ARV Medication through Refill Groups

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks on the Milestone of 750 People Living with HIV receiving ARV Medication through Refill Groups Onandjamba Village, Onyaanya Constituency, Oshikoto It is a great honor for me to be here in Onandjamba today to celebrate an important milestone on the road to controlling the HIV epidemic in Namibia. For ...
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NamWater Receives Eight Water Tanker Trucks as Part of U.S. Government Drought Relief Assistance for Namibia

Windhoek – On 24 May 2017, United States Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton handed over the first of eight water tanker trucks to NamWater, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry, as part of the U.S. government’s current drought assistance to Namibia. Following President Hage Geingob’s state of emergency declaration last year, these off-road (6×6) ...
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Your Voice: Keeping Babies HIV-Free

Windhoek – Squinting in the hot northern Namibian sun, a man smartly dressed in a nurse’s uniform greets us with a warm smile. Rightwell Zulu, or “Dr. Zulu,” as he is affectionately called by his colleagues, is a nurse mentor at Nyangana District Hospital in Namibia. Zulu, together with his colleagues, Veronika Shivute and Felistas ...
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Handover of Water Tanker Trucks

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at Handover of Water Tanker Trucks NamWater Depot, Windhoek – May 24, 2017 Good morning! They say that water is life, and no one knows that better than the people of Namibia. Namibia is the driest country south of the Sahara even in normal circumstances, and we all know that Namibia has suffered ...
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U.S. Ambassador visits Kavango East to see how babies are protected from HIV

Windhoek- U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton traveled to the Kavango East region to join mothers and their babies celebrating the achievement of preventing HIV transmission from mother-to-child thanks to the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Early Infant Diagnosis program (EID). The EID program implements early postnatal HIV testing of children as early as 48 hours ...
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SMS Printer

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks for the SMS printer, Mashare Clinic, Kavango, May 12, 2017 We have come here today to see one of the 39 SMS (text message) printers currently operational in Kavango East and West, at one of the 232 clinics throughout Namibia that currently uses these printers. The use of these printers ...
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Early Infant Diagnosis Milestone

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at the Early Infant Diagnosis Milestone, Nyangana Hospital, Nyangana District, Kavango Region, May 11, 2017 It is a pleasure to be here with you at Nyangana Hospital to celebrate your achievements in preventing HIV transmission from mothers to their children. And I am proud and honored that the United States government ...
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Launch of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Survey (NamPHIA)

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks for the launch of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Survey (NamPHIA)  It is a great honor for me to be here today at the launch of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Survey, or NamPHIA.  For more than a decade, the American government, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has ...
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Ministry of Health and Social Services training on the use of respiratory protection by health care workers

Windhoek – On Monday 10 April, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna, and U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton attended one of the training sessions conducted by the Ministry of Health and Social Services on the use of respiratory protection by health care workers. The training was conducted by 3M and CYMOT with support ...
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United States Diplomatic Security Service Fraudulent Document Training

Windhoek – The U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office facilitated a Fraudulent Document Training course presented by Diplomatic Security investigators and experts from the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa to Namibian Police officers, Namibian Customs officers, Namibian Immigration officers, Bank of Namibia officials, and members of the private sector.  The training course focused on ...
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Challenge TB Milestone: Increased Access to TB/HIV Services

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Challenge TB Milestone: Increased Access to TB/HIV Services, Okuryangava Clinic, Windhoek, March 22, 2017 Ministry of Health and Social Services officials from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program, members of the Regional and District office, health staff of this clinic, TB Community Ambassadors, patients, members of the media, ...
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Namibia’s National Single Window for Trade

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., John M. Kowalski remarks at the Namibia Inter-ministerial Workshop on establishing an operating authority for Namibia’s National Single Window for Trade  It is my pleasure to be here with you today at this workshop as it is the next crucial step toward the realization of Namibia’s National Single Window to facilitate ...
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Water Trucks & Food Supplements: USAID provides N$49 Million in Drought Assistance

Windhoek — The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will purchase eight (8) water tanker trucks and promote community and school sanitation valued at US$1.6 million (N$21 million). Additionally, USAID, with funding from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is rolling out US$2.2 million (N$28 million) in drought ...
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Useful Information on Malaria when travelling to Northern and Eastern parts of Namibia

Travelers are reminded that if travelling to the northern or eastern parts of Namibia, to please contact your health care provider to inquire about malaria prophylaxis at least one week before your travel. According to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, all regions are experiencing an increase of malaria cases. The Oshikoto Region has ...
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HIV Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Remarks of Thomas F. Daughton, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia, to HIV Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation 1-3 February 2017, Windhoek, Namibia Good afternoon!  If it’s not too late, given that we’re already into February, let me wish you all a happy new ...
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American Cultural Center donates education magazines to libraries

The U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Center (ACC) this week donated periodical materials to Namibian libraries and institutions to promote reading, assist learners in their school projects, and support research. Donated materials include Time magazine, The New Yorker, Kids Discovery, African Business, Forbes, and Popular Science. The entire 2016 collection of more than 30 titles was ...
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American students donate ‘The Shoe that Grows’ to Omaungete Mobile School in Opuwo

In the past, the school pupils of Omaungete Mobile School in the Kunene Region would set off to school barefoot. With help from six education students from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in the city of Tacoma, Washington in the United States of America, they are now able to walk to school in comfort and safety. ...
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Kutwano giving hope to the people with disabilities through sports

Neatly tucked away in Kamunu village, in the Zambezi region is the Kutwano Organization of Sports for People with Disabilities (PWD). Kutwano, which means ‘working together’ in Silozi has an estimated number of 128 active members, who they train and mentor in different sports disciplines. The American Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas. F. Daughton, through the ...
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Handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Oupili Community

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Oupili Community Okongo District, Ohangwena Region Good morning!  During the last couple years, in my role as U.S. Ambassador I have had the opportunity to visit many places in this beautiful country, but it is truly a pleasure for me to ...
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Handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Omutwe-Womhunu Community

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Omutwe-Womhunu Community Okongo District, Ohangwena Region Good afternoon!  During the last couple years, in my role as U.S. Ambassador I have had the opportunity to visit many places in this beautiful country, but it is truly a pleasure for me to ...
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World AIDS Day 2016 Commemoration

Remarks by U.S Ambassador Thomas. F. Daughton at the World AIDS Day 2016 Commemoration Vineta Sports Field, Swakopmund  Good morning!  This is the third year that I have had the pleasure to march alongside you, and I thank you for inviting me again.  It is a great honor and privilege to be here in Swakopmund for the ...
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National AIDS Conference in Swakopmund

Remarks at National AIDS Conference in Swakopmund  Good morning.  It is an honor and privilege for me to be present today at the first National AIDS Conference in Namibia.  This is yet another milestone, made possible by the Ministry of Health and Social Services staff members, political leaders, partners and U.S. government staff who all contributed ...
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Handover of Acceleration Plan Vehicles

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Official Handover of Acceleration Plan Vehicles to Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) Directorate of Special Programs Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me to be back at the Ministry of Health and Social Services today to participate in another event marking our longstanding, close cooperation ...
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Handover of the Linyanti Combined School Fence

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at the Official Handover of the Linyanti Combined School Fence  Good afternoon!  Thank you all for joining us today for the official handover of the new Linyanti Combined School fence.  This fence project was one of six initiatives from across Namibia that were supported by the American Embassy during the ...
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Katima Mulilo office opening, ARV Clinic Groundbreaking and Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Laboratory Renovation

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at Katima Mulilo office opening, ARV Clinic Groundbreaking and Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Laboratory Renovation – Katima Mulilo Hospital  Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me to be back at Katima Mulilo Hospital today.  My last visit here was back in February and one thing is immediately ...
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Kutwano Sports Equipment Hand-over

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Kutwano Sports Equipment Hand-over Remarks, Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region It is a great honor to be here with you today – not only to hand over sports equipment funded by the United States government to Kutwano Organization, but also to witness how it is actually used; and how it contributes to overcoming ...
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Wordsmith to Thrill Namibian Hip Hop & RnB Lovers with Messages of Purpose

The U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Center in Namibia, under “The American Music Abroad Program”, is hosting a series of public concerts next week on anti-bullying and gender-based violence delivered by American hip-hop group Wordsmith. Wordsmith will perform three concerts while in Namibia.  On Tuesday, November 1, they will perform in Ongwediva at the Sam Nuyoma ...
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Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony October 20, 2016, Municipality Hall, Okahandja Good morning!  It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to launch another generation of Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia — Americans ready to give of themselves to work alongside Namibians as equal partners in pursuit of shared ...
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Self-Help Program Workshop and Award Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Self-Help Program Workshop and Award Ceremony Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Avani Hotel Good morning and welcome to the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program Workshop honoring our 2016 grant recipients.  We have four impressive new grantees this year who provide a tangible example of what can be achieved when people at the community level ...
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Launch of Project ECHO

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Launch of Project ECHO Directorate of Special Programs, MOHSS, Windhoek October 17, 2016 Good Afternoon.  I am delighted to be here with you to witness the launch of the continuation phase of Project ECHO, which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes.  Project ECHO is a unique tele-health platform and the ...
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Daniel M. Ashe, meets with the Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta

The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Daniel M. Ashe, met with the Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta on October 12 in Windhoek.  The two discussed wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts in Namibia with a focus on Namibia’s community conservancy model.  During his visit, Director Ashe visited Namibia’s Etosha National Park, ...
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Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers – Engela District Hospital

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers to Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Engela District Hospital    Good morning, and thank you all for joining us today to mark an important milestone in the provision of high-quality HIV treatment to Namibians living with HIV in this district.  It’s important because ...
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Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers – Onandjokwe District Hospital

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers to Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Onandjokwe District Hospital Good morning, and thank you all for joining us today to mark an important milestone in the provision of high-quality HIV treatment to Namibians living with HIV in this district.  It’s important because today ...
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Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Official Opening of the Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop Safari Hotel, Windhoek September 13, 2016 Good morning!   It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to Windhoek for what I am sure will be a valuable workshop on scale-up of viral load testing.  This is the third in ...
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20th HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton 20th HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign at NUST Namibia University for Science and Technology Good morning! It is a real pleasure for me to be here today to join you for the 20th HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign. The Namibia University of Science and Technology is at the forefront of shaping the ...
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Official Opening of the Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton for the Official Opening of the Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop Safari Hotel, Windhoek September 13, 2016 Good morning!   It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to Windhoek for what I am sure will be a valuable workshop on scale-up of viral load testing.  This is the third ...
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Namibia to host Regional Workshop on HIV Viral Load Testing

“Scaling up HIV Viral Load Testing and uptake of the Results through Improving Efficiencies of Systems” More than 120 technical experts from 11 different African countries are expected to convene in Windhoek, Namibia on 13 September, for a four-day HIV Viral Load Testing workshop at Safari Court Hotel. Viral load testing is recommended by the ...
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NASA Flies to Namibia to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

NASA scientists and two research aircraft have come to a unique natural laboratory off the coast of Namibia to study a major unknown in future climate prediction. The coast of Namibia is one of three places on Earth with persistent low-level clouds, and the only such location with a steady supply of tiny aerosol particles ...
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U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Training Seminar

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton remarks for the Opening of U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Training Seminar Good morning.  I am honored to be here today to mark the opening of the U.S. Secret Service’s Financial Crimes Training Seminar.  I want to start by recognizing and thanking Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga for the participation of his officers ...
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100 New Health Care Workers Commence Duty To Fight HIV/AIDS In Rural Areas

Ongwediva — On 02 August 2016, U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Juliet Kavetuna welcomed more than 100 new health care workers hired through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who will soon be deployed to health facilities in seven districts (Onandjokwe, Omuthiya, Tsumeb, Oshikuku, Andara, Nyangana, Engela) ...
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National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks for Opening the Second Regional Workshop for Prosecutors and Magistrates on Combating Wildlife Trafficking Good morning.  It is a pleasure to welcome you to Windhoek and to this second workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking Crime.  The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the United Nations Office on Drugs ...
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Cyber Investigations Training

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Remarks for the Opening of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber Investigations Training Monday, July 25, 2016 Good morning.  I am honored to be here today to mark the opening of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Crime Investigations Training.  I want to start by recognizing and thanking Inspector General Sebastian ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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U.S. Government provides over US$10 million to Accelerate Namibia’s HIV/AIDS Programming

U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Thomas Daughton and USAID Representative to Namibia Brian Fink joined the Minister in Charge of the National Planning Commission, the Honorable Tom Alweendo, on July 14 to sign an amendment to the USAID Health Strategic Objective Agreement (SOAG).  The amendment adds an additional US$10,327,226 of funding for HIV/AIDS Treatment Acceleration in ...
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Namibia Becomes First African Country Eligible to Export Beef to the United States

Namibia can now export beef to the United States of America, according to a July 13 decision by the U.S. government.  A final ruling from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service published on July 13 adds Namibia to the list of countries eligible to export meat and meat products to the United States. U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Precautions While Driving in Windhoek

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia informs U.S. citizens that local authorities have reported an increase in criminals attempting to enter vehicles stopped at traffic lights or intersections in and around the city of Windhoek. In most cases, one subject distracts the driver while an accomplice attempts to open a passenger-side door and grab items of ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Fourth of July Reception

On our Independence Day, as Americans we celebrate our collective history as we reaffirm our commitment to the fundamental rights that our Declaration of Independence famously called life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We also reaffirm our commitment to the belief that what binds our nation together is not color, or religion, or family ...
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Commemoration of Joint U.S./Namibian Military Success in Combating HIV/AIDS

Chief of Staff Defense Health Services Brigadier General Sophia Sheetekela-Ndeitunga, I-TECH program lead Ms. Maggy Nghatanga, distinguished guests.  Good morning.  It is my pleasure to represent the American people, and the United States Department of Defense as we celebrate our joint military success.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between our two militaries ...
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U.S. Embassy Namibia Respond-Rescue Program for National Development Certificate Handover, John M. Kowalski, Deputy Chief of Mission

It is my pleasure to join you today to celebrate the successful completion of the Namibia Fire and Rescue RESPOND Programme, a program through which 132 Namibians have improved their capacity to serve as First Responders. What is a First Responder?  Simply put, a First Responder is someone who is first on a disaster scene, ...
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United States Experts support Namibian Fire Fighters in Disaster Management

The U.S. Forest Service through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) launched a one-week Incident Command System training to the Windhoek Fire Department and representatives of relevant ministries in the Namibian capital, on 11 April 2016. The event was attended by Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua, who thanked ...
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Twenty Namibians Selected for U.S. President Barack Obama’s Flagship Young Leadership Program

Three Namibian young leaders received a personal surprise Tuesday, March 22 when U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton approached them at various locations around Windhoek to inform them that they have been selected from among 425 Namibian applicants to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship in the United States.  Others received a personal phone call from ...
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U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton remarks at the Persuasive Communications Workshop for Women in Business in conjunction with the African Women’s Entrep

Namibian women entrepreneurs; distinguished invited guests; ladies and gentlemen; members of the media:  Good afternoon. I confess that I am a little intimidated to be giving a speech to a group of high-powered businesswomen who have just completed three days of training in persuasive communication and public speaking.  Maybe when I finish you can tell ...
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U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Handover of Medical Equipment Recognizing the Private Sector’s Contribution to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

The collaboration between the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Namibia in combating the spread of HIV began more than ten years ago.  That same collaboration continues today, with the U.S. government planning to spend more than US$67 million – or just over a billion Namibian dollars – this year ...
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U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Peace Corps 25th Anniversary Celebration

Right Honorable Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, Regional Director for Peace Corps’ Africa Operations, Mr. Dick Day, Volunteers, Host families, Colleagues, Members of the media, ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to congratulate the many American Peace Corps Volunteers and to thank the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton MOHSS HIV Clinical Mentors’ Program and Induction Workshop

Honorable Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku Permanent Secretary, Dr. Andreas Mwoombola Deputy Permanent Secretary, Dr. Norbert Foster Ministry of Health staff Development partners, and Colleagues from the Embassy and from the United States Good morning and welcome to the official launch of the Ministry of Health and Social Services HIV Clinical ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Honorable Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture; Distinguished Guests, Peace Corps staff and Volunteers, Ladies and Gentlemen: Good morning!  It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to launch another generation of Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia — Americans ready to give of themselves to work alongside Namibians as equal ...
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Media Announcement: 2016 Applications for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2016 Application for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI). The applications are available at yali.state.gov/apply and the deadline for submission of online applications is November 11, 2015. U.S. Embassy Windhoek is looking for dynamic, young Namibian leaders who can partake ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Mandela Washington Fellows Return to Namibia

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening, and thank you for joining us! If demographic projections hold, by the end of this century, 41% of the world’s youth will be African.  This growing youth demographic, increasingly empowered by new technologies, is a major driver of political, economic, and social progress.  President Obama recognizes the role that young ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Eenhana Grassroots Youth Projects

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton extended an invitation to Eenhana area youth to join the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network begun by U.S. President Barack Obama to help connect young African leaders and ultimately, to empower them to increase economic opportunity, accountability, and equality across the African continent. Ambassador Daughton discussed the benefits of YALI, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Honors Nurses at Oshaango Clinic

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton visited Oshaango Clinic near Eenhana Wednesday, August 12, 2015 to honor the hard work of the three nurses working to cover an area with 7,000 Namibians. The clinic currently caters for 774 patients on anti-retroviral medication to treat HIV.  The U.S. government supports the efforts of Oshaango Clinic through the Centers ...
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U.S. Government Hosts Training for Magistrates Nationwide

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has hosted training for Namibian Magistrates from all the fourteen regions of the country this week entitled “Judicial Professionalism and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement.” U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton and visiting U.S. Judges recognized participating Namibian magistrates in a brief closing and certificate ceremony at the NamPower Convention Centre in Windhoek. ...
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New Namibia Online Information Portal Breaks Down Barriers to Trade

The U.S. government, in partnership with Namibia’s Ministry of Finance and Namibia’s Customs & Excise, launched a powerful new tool to increase and facilitate cross- border trade.  The “Namibia Trade Information Portal” is a web-based platform that provides an authoritative “one-stop shop” of readily accessible trade, customs and compliance information. It is designed to significantly ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Namibia Trade Information Portal Launch

Honorable Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Ms. Ericah Shafudah, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, Mr. Gabriel Sinimbo, Commissioner of Customs & Excise Bevan Simataa, SACU representatives, Distinguished guests, representatives of the media, ladies and gentlemen: Good morning!  It is a distinct pleasure for ...
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US/Namibia clears more remnants of war

They still lay abounded in the long silent fields, ready to release their explosive force still after the battles are done. The explosive remnants of war explode when disturbed by the unwary cattle, farmers and curious Namibian children who happen upon them while tending to their fields. While working on a farm in Omawe just ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Independence Day Celebration

Honorable Peya Mushelenga, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, officially representing the government of the Republic of Namibia; Honorable… Honorable… Your Excellencies, members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished invited guests, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen: Good evening and thank you all for joining us — the U.S. Embassy family — to celebrate ...
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Remarks for EOD Equipment Handover

Honorable Billy Mwaningange, Deputy Minister of Defence Senior Officers and Soldiers of the Namibian Defence Force, Distinguished invited guests, Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning.  Thank you for joining us today to witness the handover of training aids and support equipment from the United States to the Republic of Namibia.  Our purpose ...
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U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Remarks for UTAP Launch

Honorable Dr. Bernard Haifiku, Minister of Health and Social Services Mr. John Hango, Acting Director, Ohangwena Regional Health Office Mr. Peter Angala, Director, Oshikoto Regional Health Office Father Lucas Katenda, Director, Anglican Medical Services Sister Angela Bock, Director, Catholic Health Services Dr. Igor Petrov, Medical Superintendent, Lutheran Medical Services Hospital in Onandgowke IntraHealth International representatives, ...
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NDF conducts Explosive Ordinance training led by U.S. Army

The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) is conducting an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) level-one training program led by the United States navy mobile unit in Otavi. The purpose of the program is to strengthen Namibia’s institutional capabilities by training future instructors to identify threats including landmines, detectors, air-dropped bombs and missiles. The participants will pass on ...
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Namibian Scientist Advances to Semi-finals in American 2015 Tech-I Competition

…and he needs your vote to advance One young Namibian scientist has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Technology Idea (Tech-I) 2015 competition by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State. The competition is offered as part of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) ...
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U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Remarks for the Opening of the Southern Africa Regional Cyber Investigations & Electronic Evidence Workshop

Advocate Martha Imalwa, Prosecutor General of Namibia Lt Gen Sebastian Ndeitunga, Inspector General of the Namibian Police Your Honors, members of the Namibian judiciary Distinguished participants from Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia Colleagues from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Members of the ...
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Namibia Hosts Connect Camps for Young African Leaders

Namibia is hosting young African leaders from four countries for a two-week Connect Camp and nine Namibians have been selected to participate along with their colleagues from Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zambia. The U.S. Embassy-sponsored Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Connect Camp, which began on Tuesday, allows young African leaders to learn how to ...
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United States Honors Minister of Health Dr. Richard Kamwi

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton and a visiting U.S. dignitary honored Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Richard Kamwi at the Ambassador’s residence Saturday, March 9. Deputy Assistant Secretary Shannon Smith of the U.S. Department of State presented Minister Kamwi with an award as a token of appreciation for his dedication and partnership throughout the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Memorial Service for Peace Corps Volunteer John Petersen

Life begins and ends with family.  Families celebrate life together at the dawn of new beginnings and in times of exciting transitions.  And families grieve together in times of sorrow.  Families share the joy of new life, and they bear the terrible burden when life ends. Families also come in many forms, and involve many ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton “One Step Closer to Preventing Cervical Cancer” Health Walk for Cancer

Good morning.  I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the United States government to applaud Namibia’s people and government for taking bold steps in the prevention and control of cervical cancer.  It is my honor today to hand over potentially life-saving equipment that will complement efforts to improve timely screening and treatment ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Orange Babies Self-Help Project Launch in Rehoboth

Good morning and thank you for joining us at the official launch of the new and expanded Orange Babies Computer Lab in Rehoboth.  This is one of five initiatives that the U.S. Embassy supports through the Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund.   The Self-Help Fund is a grassroots assistance program that enables the United States Embassy to assist ...
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U. S. Embassy Provides Tools for Success in Rehoboth

United States Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton officially opened the newly expanded Orange Babies Computer Lab in Rehoboth. The computer lab is one of five grassroots initiatives the U.S. Embassy is supporting through the Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund this year. The fund awarded a total of US$ 47,000 (approx. N$518,000) to five projects in the Erongo, Hardap, ...
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Ambassador-Designate Thomas F. Daughton shares his thoughts about World Fisheries Day

Today is World Fisheries Day The U.S. Embassy Ambassador-Designate Thomas F. Daughton shares his thoughts about World Fisheries Day. This week, the world celebrates a natural resource that provides food for billions and employment opportunities for over 50 million people worldwide – fisheries. World Fisheries Day – established in 1998 and celebrated each year on ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. John M. Kowalski Hand-over Ceremony of the Community Skills Development Center in Rundu

The opening of this COSDEC is a momentous occasion. Vocational training is a time-honored tradition in America that President Barack Obama continues to strengthen.  In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama said: “I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career ...
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Development Aid from People to People: TCE Field Officer Heroes Saving Lives

With U.S. government support, Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is saving lives in Namibia by testing, counseling and caring for people living with HIV/AIDS.  DAPP provides vital health services in five of the most affected regions of Namibia with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. John Kowalski at the Okakarara State Veterinary Office Handover Ceremony in Okakarara

Moro Vatengua noz Zerekaze, Pamue notjiuana atjihe tjitjarongana mba. I am pleased to be here today with the Honorable Minister Mutorwa as we realize your good idea of creating State Veterinary Offices in the Northern Communal Areas. Ten years ago, the United States Congress created the Millennium Challenge Corporation as a new and smart way ...
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Oshekasheka Youth Use U.S.-funded Sports Facilities to Stop the Spread of AIDS

United States, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded a soccer field, netball court, and basketball court for learners at Oshekasheka Combined School near Ondangwa. “Through the PEPFAR-funded program, youth have become empowered, gained confidence to make the right decisions about their health, and developed leadership skills,” said U.S. Embassy Chargé ...
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Desert Soul

With PEPFAR Support, Young People “Wize-Up” to “Sugar Daddies” Young people at the University of Namibia commemorated the conclusion of a PEPFAR-funded US$24,097 small grant with a public performance by Desert Soul, a community-based edutainment group.  The standing-room only crowd of more than 200 viewers witnessed the use of theater, film, printed material, social media, ...
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Frank Fredericks Foundation

PEPFAR Concludes Youth Program with Sports Day The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Frank Fredericks Foundation, a local NGO run by a Namibian athletic hero, concluded a successful one-year program for youth in Windhoek’s informal settlements with a sports day, with participation of more than 80 young people. The ...
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Caprivi Hope for Life

PEPFAR-supported program reduces stigma about HIV PEPFAR funded a successful HIV youth prevention program in northern Namibia. Through the one-year program, Caprivi Hope for Life (CHFL) reached out to youth in and out of school, and the general public to reduce stigma and create positive behaviours to prevent HIV. CHFL empowered youth to gain the ...
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Welwitchia People with Disabilities

The concerns of people with disabilities are typically overlooked in many societies.  Acknowledging the pressing need to address the circumstances in which disabled people live in Kunene region, the Hope and Rise Disability project has worked over the past few years to rehabilitate, socially integrate, and promote equal employment opportunities for those living with a ...
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Kings Daughters Build Better Lives with Bicycles

With the country’s high rate of unemployment, many Namibian women believe they have no alternative but to turn to sex work, despite the dangers, to feed themselves and their families. Katutura-based King’s Daughters has since 2006 been trying to offer them an alternative. With a small grant from the U.S. Embassy, King’s Daughters tripled their ...
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Katutura Soap Project

When Emilia Handumbo first found out she was HIV-positive, she was scared. “I thought I was going to die,” she said. For Namibians living with HIV and AIDs, they are not only fighting against the disease, but against the stigma of their neighbors as well. According to Handumbo, when others find out you are sick, ...
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Improving Namibia’s Response to Victims of Gender-based Violence

Between 19-27 June, the Gender Research and Advocacy Project of the Legal Assistance Centre with funding from the U.S. Embassy through the Presidents Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), will be visiting seven magistrates courts in Namibia to discuss with service providers how Namibia can improve its responsiveness to cases of domestic violence. Members of ...
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Namibia’s Washington Fellows Join the Young African Leaders Initiative

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia congratulates nine Namibian young leaders selected to participate in the Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative June 13-August 31, 2014 in the United States.  “The nine selected young leaders distinguished themselves admirably by articulating, in written essays and personal interviews, what they have done to shape the narrative ...
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Desert Soul and Development Communication with PEPFAR Showcase an HIV Prevention Musical

Desert Soul Health and Development Communication will perform Wize Up – a musical April 10, 2014 to raise awareness about preventing HIV/AIDS and promoting HIV testing and counseling. The musical, to take place at the University of Namibia’s Space Theatre, is the finale of the organization’s youth campaign on HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive ...
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PEPFAR Namibia and Frank Fredericks Foundation work on youth sports program to promote HIV/AIDS Awareness

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Frank Fredericks Foundation partnered to provide an enriching one year long program to youth in Windhoek’s informal settlements. The program included sports programs involving an educational component to raise awareness about the realities of HIV/AIDS in Namibia. March 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. ...
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