Remarks by U.S. Chargé D’Affaires Jessica Long at the World AIDS Day Commemoration

Good afternoon! It is an honour to be with you today to commemorate this World AIDS Day. The United States government remains committed to work with the Namibian government by “Putting Ourselves to the Test to Achieve Equity to End HIV”, which is the United States’ theme for this year’s World AIDS Day. This theme ... Read More»

U.S. Government commemorates World AIDS Day with Namibia

Windhoek – The United States government through the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) reaffirms its commitment to fight against HIV/AIDS and remembers the millions of people who have died of AIDS. In Namibia, PEPFAR works closely with the Namibian government to advance the health of the Namibian people through HIV prevention, care, ... Read More»

Peace Corps Volunteers Swearing-in Ceremony

Okahandja – The Swearing-in Ceremony for 14 Peace Corps Volunteers took place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Andreas Kukuri Conference Centre in Okahandja. The Minister of Health and Social Services, Honorable Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, delivered the keynote address to welcome Peace Corps’ Volunteers to Namibia. The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Ms. Jessica Long, the Executive ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long at the tree planting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CDC Namibia

Good afternoon Advancing health security around the world is a key priority of the U.S. government. One of the ways we achieve this priority is through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened an office in Namibia in 2002. Twenty years later, in 2022, we ... Read More»

Tree planting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CDC Namibia

Windhoek- On November 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention celebrated its 20th anniversary. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened its first office in Windhoek, Namibia in 2002, with subsequent satellite offices in Oshakati, Rundu, and Katima Mulilo. CDC is the United States’ public health agency. CDC works in the ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports Health Ministry to Launch State-of-the-Art HR Management System

Windhoek – The Ministry of Health and Social Services launched a new state-of-the-art human resource management system in the capital. The digital, web-based integrated Human Resources Information System (iHRIS) is in use in more than 20 countries worldwide to manage health workforces in order to improve access to health services. The iHRIS will reduce the ... Read More»

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long’s Remarks for Tree Planting Ceremony

Good afternoon! I am so happy to highlight this milestone in our construction project, where we reintroduce the vegetation back to its environment. And I am excited to have the support of various entities here today- the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, and the National Botanical Research Institute ... Read More»

U.S. Government Holds Tree Planting Ceremony to Reinforce Partnership with Namibia

Windhoek – On October 27, the U.S. government held a tree planting ceremony at the New Embassy Compound with Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long. Government officials, members from the National Botanical Research Institute, and other civil society interlocuters attended the event. The new Embassy compound symbolizes the commitment of the United States of America to the ... Read More»

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrives in Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay – The Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived in Walvis Bay, Namibia on September 3 for a scheduled port visit. The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first U.S. Navy vessel to be assigned to the United States Africa Command area of responsibility. The Chargé d’Affaires of the United ... Read More»

Remarks by Jessica Long, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires at the USAID TradeHub Event

Good afternoon! It is a pleasure to be here with you for this event showcasing and celebrating the successes achieved through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s six-year TradeHub program. The U.S. Government prioritizes creating jobs in Namibia through growing Namibian exports to the United States and other countries, increasing U.S. investment in Namibia, and ... Read More»

USAID and Trade Industry Showcase Successes in Namibia

Windhoek – Today, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States to Namibia Jessica Long and representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the Namibian Government, reflected on the past six years of the Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID TradeHub).  The event in Windhoek brought together stakeholders ... Read More»

“World Health Day Share Fair” Gives Voice to Key Populations

Windhoek –The U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long and the Minister of Health and Social Services, Honorable Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, on Friday, April 08 opened Namibia’s first “World Health Day Share Fair” at Katutura’s UN Plaza. The Share Fair is a networking event organized by a U.S. government-funded Key Populations (KP) project called KP-STAR in ... Read More»

Namibia Receives 200 Medical Emergency Beds to Support COVID-19 Response

Windhoek –  The Ministry of Health and Social Services received today 200 new medical emergency beds following a months-long cooperation on the initiative by the U.S. Embassy in Namibia and the Namibian Embassy in the U.S. The Ministry will distribute the beds to four health facilities in support of Namibia’s COVID-19 response:  Katutura Hospital, Okahandja Hospital, Onandjokwe Hospital, ... Read More»

U.S. Business Delegation Concludes Visit to Namibia

Windhoek – A U.S. business delegation wrapped up today a visit to Namibia during which they met with Namibian Vice President His Excellency Nangolo Mbumba, other government leaders, and Namibian businesses.  The two-days of senior-level meetings introduced the U.S. firms to decision makers, potential partners, and future opportunities in the construction, energy, and health industries. The ... Read More»
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