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 travel. To date, ...
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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 commercial flights have ...
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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 commercial flights have ...
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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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