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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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