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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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. 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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