United States Donates 124,000 Doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to Namibia

Windhoek – At an event hosted at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation today, the U.S. Embassy announced the donation by the United States government of 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vaccines arrived on October 22 following the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long at the Handover of the Second Consignment of U.S. Government donated Pfizer BioNTech vaccines

Good morning. I am so pleased to be here for a second time, exactly one month later, to celebrate the arrival of the second consignment of U.S. Government donated Pfizer Bio-NTech vaccines. Today we are handing over 124,000 doses of the Pfizer Bio-NTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is in addition to the first consignment of 100,620 ...
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Namibia Receives US$90.4 million for HIV Programming from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Windhoek – Today, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jess Long announced that the United States will contribute US$90.4 million in 2022 towards Namibia’s fight against AIDS through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This is an increase from US$89 million contributed in 2021. The US$90.4 million will intensify the country’s efforts to reach epidemic control ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long Giving Remarks at the IPPR Book Launch “Keep Your Eyes on the Money”

Good morning, and thank you IPPR, for inviting me to speak at the launch of your book on fiscal transparency in Namibia – Keep Your Eyes on the Money. Congratulations to the IPPR team for completing this important project highlighting the role the public can play in improving budget transparency and accountability. Also, thanks to ...
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U.S. Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Visits Namibia to Advance Mutual Goals in Climate Change and Clean Energy

Windhoek – A delegation focused on climate change and clean energy met today with Namibian government officials and civil society to encourage U.S.-Namibia partnership on clean energy development and combating the climate crisis. The delegation is led by Deputy Special Envoy for Climate (Deputy SEC) Jonathan Pershing, who reports to John Kerry, the first-ever Special ...
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U.S. Applauds Launch of New Container Security Program at Walvis Bay Port

Windhoek – Today, the Namibian Revenue Authority officially launched the Container Control Programme at Walvis Bay Port.  The program will improve the port’s ability to interdict illegally smuggled goods, including wildlife and forest products. The United States government is funding the US$720,000 program, which the UN’s Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will implement with the Walvis ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, Jessica Long – USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Walvis Bay

I would like to begin by thanking our distinguished guests for attending today. I would particularly like to thank the Namibian Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Frans Kapofi for being in attendance. I would also like to thank Captain Chad Graham and his crew for hosting us onboard the USS Hershel “Woody” ...
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Makes Inaugural Visit to Port of Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay – The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived in the port of Walvis Bay on September 16th for a three-day visit to conduct joint exchanges with the Namibian Defence Force and to welcome Namibia’s military leadership to an onboard reception. The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is a Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base (ESB). The vessel docked at Walvis Bay as a part of a deployment, which has taken ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Namibia, Meets President to Advance U.S.-Namibia Cooperation

Windhoek – A delegation of six Congressmembers from the U.S. House of Representatives met today with President Geingob to encourage U.S.-Namibia partnership on global health, security, bilateral trade, climate change, racial justice, and other priorities that the two democracies share. The delegation is led by Congressmember Karen Bass of California, who is the Chair of the House ...
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Testing Times: Sorting Samples in the COVID-19 Laboratory in Namibia

While many people know what it is like to be tested for COVID-19, only a few people know what happens to the samples once the swab has been taken. Due to the recent surge in cases in Namibia, staff from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Namibia have been volunteering to assist ...
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Namibia Retains Tier 1 Ranking on U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report

Windhoek – The Government of Namibia retained its status as a Tier 1 country in the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for the second year in a row for prohibiting severe forms of trafficking in persons and punishing acts of trafficking.  Namibia is again the only country in Africa to achieve a Tier 1 ranking, ...
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Namibia Launches AGOA Strategy to Increase Tariff-Free Exports to the United States

Windhoek – Today, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson joined Minister of Industrialisation and Trade Lucia Iipumbu to officially launch Namibia’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Utilization Strategy. The strategy seeks to increase Namibia’s exports under the AGOA program, which allows Namibia to export over 6,400 products tariff-free to the United States. This joint effort to ...
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United States Supports Access To HIV Prevention, Care And Treatment Services For Correctional Service Inmates

Windhoek – To continue increasing access to HIV services for all people in Namibia, the U.S. Embassy in Namibia has supported the opening of two HIV testing facilities in cooperation with the Namibian Correctional Service. Working through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Namibia (CDC Namibia) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson in support of May 3 World Press Freedom Day

Windhoek  – On World Press Freedom Day, I want to voice my support for the principle of press freedom, as well as my support for the journalists and media professionals who use that freedom to improve our societies. Freedom of the press is a foundational principle of democratic countries, like Namibia and the United States.  It has been ...
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The United States, Namibia, and Botswana Advance a Clean Energy Future in Southern Africa through “Mega Solar”

Windhoek – On April 22-23, President Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate to catalyze global ambition to address the climate crisis. The Summit convened world leaders to galvanize efforts to keep the vital goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach. The Biden-Harris Administration selected the Mega Solar Project as an outcome of ...
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High Level Visit to U.S.-Funded Project: Head of UNAIDS Meets DREAMS Girls

Windhoek – The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima, recently visited beneficiaries of the U.S.-funded DREAMS project in Namibia. DREAMS stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe and helps empower adolescent girls and young women and protect them from contracting HIV. Together with U.S. ...
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U.S. Donates Laboratory Equipment to Test for COVID-19

Windhoek –The U.S. Government has donated laboratory equipment to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services in its ongoing efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The high-tech equipment, valued at US$422,000 (approx.N$6.2mil), consists of 30 centrifuges, 15 vortex mixers, 12 biosafety cabinets, 10 refrigerators and 10 freezers. The equipment will be distributed throughout Namibia ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the USAID COVID-19 Laboratory Equipment Handover

It is an honor for me to be here with you at this important occasion to mark yet another step in our continued fight against COVID-19, in a spirit of partnership and goodwill. First, I would like to commend the Namibian government, Honourable Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Shangula and his team for ...
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Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long in Recognition of Namibia’s 31st Independence Anniversary

Windhoek – On behalf of the Embassy and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate all Namibians as you celebrate the 31st anniversary of Namibia’s independence.  The United States values its strong partnership with Namibia over the past 31 years.  Together we have confronted challenge after challenge, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson in Recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8

Windhoek – Each year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day.  This year, I am taking this opportunity to encourage women in Namibia, especially those who are HIV-positive, to get screened for cervical cancer. Every woman who has ever been sexually active should be screened regularly starting at the age of 20, every three ...
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Statement and Audio Recording by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson on Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11

Windhoek – Today, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  I want to voice my support for the work that Namibia and the United States together have undertaken in fighting this terrible cruelty.  Human trafficking is an international crime of the absolute worst kind, as it is a violation of a person’s most basic human rights.  ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson in Recognition of Human Rights Day

Windhoek – In recognition of Human Rights Day on December 10, I want to voice my support for the important principles that this day represents.  Human rights are what give strength to Namibia, the United States, and all other democratic societies that share our values. As the U.S. Ambassador, I deeply respect the way that fundamental ...
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Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador to Namibia at the World AIDS Day Commemoration

This year’s World AIDS day theme is “Global solidarity, shared responsibility.” For over 15 years, the United States and Namibia have been partners in health. The result of our partnership is that Namibia is a global leader in the fight against HIV! Together with Namibia, we share a common interest in reaching and sustaining epidemic ...
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Remarks by the CDC Country Director at the launch of the Roadmap for the Elimination of MTCT and Congenital Syphilis

Dr Eric Dziuban, “All you need is a plan, the roadmap, and the courage to press on to your destination”, by Earl Nightingale. This quote is by an American motivational speaker and radio personality. While it was written many years ago, it is perfect for today. We had the plan, we have the roadmap, and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Program

Windhoek – On November 18, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson officially launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program in Namibia. The program was established in 2019 and provides women with the tools needed to create and grow their own businesses, raise capital, and effectively network with other successful business owners. The first cohort for 2020 ...
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Young Women Graduate as Ambassadors for U.S.-funded DREAMS program

Windhoek – Thirty-two young women have graduated as the first DREAMS Ambassadors in Namibia for the U.S. government-funded DREAMS program. The DREAMS program supports adolescent girls and young women between 10 and 24 years of age as well as their parents or caregivers and sexual partners to prevent new HIV infections through education in reproductive ...
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Namibia Tracking Down Last HIV Hotspots with Four New Cars from U.S. Embassy

Windhoek – As part of the effort to expand HIV services in Namibia, the U.S. Embassy in Namibia has provided two Toyota Hiluxes and two Toyota Land Cruisers to NGO partner Development Aid from People to People (DAPP Namibia). DAPP Namibia, a local NGO that partners with the U.S. Embassy’s PEPFAR program and the Ministry of ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  COVID-19 Weekly Update, New Restrictions Implemented The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 3,406 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia and 22 deaths. On August 12, 2020, the Namibian Government announced that the entire country will revert from Stage 4 to Stage 3 of Namibia’s response to the COVID-19 ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New U.S. Embassy Campus

Windhoek – U.S. Ambassador Lisa A. Johnson welcomed Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Namibia, Honourable Jenelly Matundu, and Mayor of Windhoek, Her Worship Fransina Kahungu to the site of the new U.S. Embassy Campus in Klein Windhoek for a historic groundbreaking ceremony today.  Ambassador Johnson introduced to Deputy Minister Matundu and Mayor Kahungu ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  COVID-19 Weekly Update, Possible Early August Flight The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 1,402 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Sixty-four of these cases have recovered, and there have been 7 fatalities. The majority of Namibia remains at “Stage 4” of Namibia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic until ...
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Young Women Launch Face Mask Tailoring Business through U.S. DREAMS Program

Windhoek, July 14 – Seven young women are launching their own tailoring business with the support of the U.S. government-funded DREAMS project. Today, the seven entrepreneurs delivered 300 face masks to Project Hope for use in Safe Spaces around Windhoek. Safe Spaces are locations at schools or in the community where adolescent girls and young ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Special Commercial Flight Available from Windhoek to Frankfurt The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 293 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Twenty-four of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities. The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has been informed that WestAir Aviation will be offering a ...
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Namibia Upgraded to Tier 1 Country in Trafficking in Persons Report

The Government of Namibia has been upgraded to a Tier 1 country in the 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for fully meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking.  Namibia is the only country in Africa to achieve a Tier 1 ranking this year, joining 34 nations globally. The TIP report, compiled ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Namibia Announces New Stages, Special Dispensation for Parts of Erongo The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 67 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Twenty-one of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities. On June 22, 2020, the Namibian Government announced that the majority of Namibia ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  COVID-19 Weekly Update The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 39 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Nineteen of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities. At this time, Stage 1 lockdown measures remain in effect for the Erongo Region until at least midnight on June ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  COVID-19 Weekly Update The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 31 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Seventeen of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities. At this time, Stage 1 lockdown measures remain in effect for the Erongo Region until at least midnight on June ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Walvis Bay Lockdown Measures Expanded to Erongo Region The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 31 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Sixteen of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities. On June 8, 2020, the Namibian Government announced that the Stage 1 lockdown measures in ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Upcoming Flight on Qatar Airways; Possible Future Flight on Air Namibia The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 25 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Sixteen of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities. The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has been informed that the Qatar Airways ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Air Namibia Flight Time Changed; COVID-19 Weekly Update The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 22 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Fourteen of these cases have recovered, and there have been no fatalities. On May 28, 2020, the Namibian Government announced that the majority of Namibia will move ...
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U.S. Hands Over to MEFT Two Land Cruisers for Anti-Poaching in Waterberg

Windhoek – The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) handed over on May 18 two Toyota Land Cruisers to the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT). One of the vehicles will be based at the Waterberg Law Enforcement Training Centre where it will be used for training purposes.  The other vehicle will be used ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Commercial Flight Delayed on Air Namibia, Limited Seats Still Available Air Namibia has informed the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek that the flight from Windhoek to Frankfurt and then onward to London that was originally scheduled for May 27 has been delayed until June 2.  If you had already purchased tickets for ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Commercial Flights Available Through Air Namibia Air Namibia has informed the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek that it is planning two special commercial flights out of Windhoek for any foreign citizens seeking to depart.  One flight, SW9303, will depart Windhoek on May 22 at 7:50 am.  It will make stops in the ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  COVID-19 Weekly Update Unless emergent situations require more frequent messages, the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek will be sending weekly updates on COVID-19 in Namibia. The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Twelve of these cases have recovered, and no new cases have ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event: COVID-19 Weekly Update Unless emergent situations require more frequent messages, the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek will be sending weekly updates on COVID-19 in Namibia. The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Eight of these cases have recovered, and no new cases have ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event: COVID-19 Weekly Update Unless emergent situations require more frequent messages, the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek will be sending weekly updates on COVID-19 in Namibia. The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Eight of these cases have recovered, and no new cases have ...
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Ambassador Lisa Johnson’s Announcement of N$100 Million to Support Namibia’s COVID-19 Response

I am proud to announce that the United States is providing N$100 million in assistance to Namibia to fight COVID-19. As U.S. Ambassador, my priority has always been partnering with Namibia to improve the health of Namibians. This is a partnership that works and it is helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Namibia. ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event: COVID-19 Weekly Update Unless emergent situations require more frequent messages, the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek will now be sending weekly updates on COVID-19 in Namibia. The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia.  Six of these cases have recovered, and no new cases ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Lockdown Extended by Namibian Government Through May 4, 2020 The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. On April 14, 2020, the Namibian Government announced that it is extending the lockdown countrywide until midnight on May 4, 2020.  Additional information about the measures ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  Repatriation Flight Departing Windhoek on April 15 The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek is currently organizing a charter flight to depart Windhoek for the United States on Wednesday, April 15, and there will be limited seats ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek is not aware of any additional flights departing Windhoek at this time, nor is it planning any future repatriation flights.  If you would like to be included on any future ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 14 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19, and the Centers for Disease Control issued on March 27, 2002 a global Warning Level 3 Travel Health Notice to avoid nonessential international travel. The U.S. ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 13 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. Another diplomatic mission in Windhoek may be arranging a flight for Saturday, April 4, and there may be seats available for U.S. citizens.  We expect this flight will be the last opportunity for the foreseeable ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 13 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. On April 1, 2020 over 40 American citizens departed Namibia successfully on a U.S. Embassy-arranged special commercial flight to Lusaka, where they will connect to an Ethiopian Airlines commercial flight through Addis Ababa and on ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 11 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19, and the Centers for Disease Control issued on March 27, 2002 a global Warning Level 3 Travel Health Notice to avoid nonessential international travel. The U.S. ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 11 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19, and the Centers for Disease Control issued on March 27, 2002 a global Warning Level 3 Travel Health Notice to avoid nonessential international ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 8 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Namibia as ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

Location:  Namibia (countrywide) Event:  The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 8 cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Namibia as ...
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U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Namibians and President Geingob on March 21

The U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, offers her congratulations to His Excellency President Hage Geingob and the people of Namibia on the 30th anniversary of Namibia’s independence. “Namibia’s 30-year tradition of pluralistic democracy, commitment to human rights, and respect for freedoms is indeed worth celebrating.  These shared democratic values are the foundation of our ...
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President Donald Trump Congratulates President Hage Geingob on Independence Milestone

U.S. President Donald J. Trump sent a written message of congratulations to Namibian President His Excellency Hage Geingob and the Namibian people on the occasion of Namibia’s 30th anniversary of independence. In the message, President Trump said that Namibia’s strong democratic traditions were evident in its peaceful national elections last year and that Namibia’s continued ...
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Ambassador Johnson Participates in MIRCO-led COVID-19 Briefing

On Tuesday March 16 U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson stated that Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia and worldwide would return to the United States due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  She made the announcement during the MIRCO-led briefing on COVID-19, adding that volunteers will return when conditions permit. “This is worldwide decision was made because ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Johnson at MeatCo’s Launch of Beef Exportation to the U.S.

Good Morning!  Thank you for inviting me to join you here today. On behalf of the United States, I would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to MeatCo on the dispatch of your first consignment of Namibian beef to the United States. MeatCo’s high-quality beef product has enabled Namibia to become the first country in Africa ...
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United States Expands Drought Relief Food Assistance to Six More Regions

Ondangwa  – U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila joined the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Oshana Region on February 17, 2020 to deliver more than 85 tons of maize meal, beans, and vegetable oil to more than 12,000 vulnerable Namibians that are affected by the drought. This food delivery forms part ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the Drought Assistance Food Delivery, Oshana Region

Good morning! It is a pleasure to be here today together with the Honorable Prime Minister and the United Nations World Food Program to see the expansion of U.S. provided food assistance to an additional six regions.  This assistance began in December in Kavango East and West regions and now will also support those most ...
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Ambassador Lisa Johnson visits Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment sites in Oshakati and Onandjokwe

On January 23, U.S. Ambassador Johnson joined the Ministry of Health and Social Services at Oshakati and Onandjokwe Hospitals to learn more about why cervical cancer screening is so important for all women who are sexually active, and particularly women who are HIV positive. “Cervical cancer is a health risk that is preventable, unlike other ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the World Aids Day Commemoration

It is my absolute pleasure to be here with you today to commemorate World AIDS Day in the Khomas region. With the global theme “Communities make a difference”, it is so important to see you, the members of this community, here today because the ability to make a difference is in your hands.  Namibia’s goal ...
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Congratulations on Namibia’s Elections

The United States congratulates the Republic of Namibia and its citizens on a successful and peaceful election, further strengthening Namibia’s vibrant democracy. Since Namibia’s independence in 1990, the United States has supported the country’s democratic processes, institutions, and traditions. We congratulate President Geingob on his re-election and look forward to another five years of cooperation ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Namibia’s Democratic Traditions through Observation Mission

U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and U.S. Embassy representatives will celebrate Namibia’s democratic traditions as accredited observers at the polls this Wednesday, November 27.  “Participating in the electoral observation mission is the U.S. Embassy’s way to show support for Namibia’s election and join Namibia in celebrating its commitment to participatory democracy,” said Ambassador Johnson. The Electoral ...
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Highest ranking U.S. official on energy visits Southern Africa

Windhoek – Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon visited Sub-Saharan Africa from November 2 to 9, 2019, including South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.  While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met with business leaders. ...
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30 New U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers to Partner on Education Throughout Namibia as Group 50

Okahandja – 30 new U.S. Peace Corps volunteers joined local communities throughout Namibia last week to begin two-year assignments to strengthen education across the country.  The 30 volunteers will work shoulder-to-shoulder with local communities and schools in all 14 regions for the next 24 months. The Peace Corps is a volunteer program of the United ...
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U.S. Donates Additional US$1 Million in Food Assistance

Windhoek – The U.S. Government is increasing its food assistance to Namibia through a US$1 million (N$15 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme. This is in addition to the US$7.6 million in drought relief announced by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson alongside His Excellency President Geingob in September, and the US$100,000 in water ...
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NUST HIV/AIDS Awareness and Wellness Campaign 2019

Good morning! It is my pleasure to be here with you all today. The Namibia University of Science and Technology’s annual HIV/AIDS and Wellness Campaign is a great way for us to share information and increase our knowledge about HIV. This year’s theme, ‘Knowledge is Power,’ is appropriate because when we know more, we are ...
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US$7.6 Million in Food Assistance to Counter Drought Hardship

Windhoek – To alleviate the hardship brought on by the drought, the U.S. government has donated US$7.6 million worth of food assistance for some of Namibia’s most vulnerable populations. The donation is funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and is in addition to the US$81.4 million in PEPFAR funding ...
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Sister Kashala – Business and Entrepreneurship, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Georgia

Sister Kashala works as a Quantity Surveyor for Nexus Building Contractors while concurrently pursuing a Masters in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town. She commits to disrupting construction industry norms, defying conventional gender roles, and redefining the role of women in construction. Amidst her trailblazing in the industry, she is the founder of ...
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U.S. Government Avails N$1.4 Million in Immediate Drought Assistance

Windhoek – On 27 May 2019, the United States Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa A. Johnson, announced US$100,000 (N$1.44 million) in immediate drought assistance for Namibia from USAID’s Office for Disaster Assistance (OFDA).  The funds will be used for humanitarian disaster relief with water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to be provided by the Namibia Red Cross ...
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African Center for Strategic Studies’ Whole-of-Africa Maritime Dialogue

I would like to join with others in welcoming you to the Africa Center for Strategic Studies’ Whole-of-Africa Maritime Dialogue.  My name is Peter Lord, and I am the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy here in Windhoek. The United States has long been committed to working with Africa to help African states ...
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TIP National Referral Mechanism Launch

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the TIP National Referral Mechanism Launch Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to join you for the launch of the Trafficking in Persons National Referral Mechanism and awareness-raising campaign. I am honored to join the Namibian government as it launches a key component of the Combatting ...
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U.S. Government Hands Over Nutrition Equipment to Ministry of Health and Social Services

Windhoek – On 18 March 2019, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed nutrition equipment valued at N$1 million (US$72,000) to the Ministry of Health and Social Services at Windhoek’s Maxuilili Clinic. The equipment, which consists of 100 body weighing scales, 100 height-measuring ...
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Remarks at International Women’s Day by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson

Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to join you in celebration of International Women’s Day. Each of us is here today because we know that empowering women – economically, politically, and socially – is essential to creating sustainable and prosperous societies.  We strongly support Namibia’s theme for this year’s Women’s Day, “empowering people ...
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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 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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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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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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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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