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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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