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    • Receiving the hepatitis E rapid test kits is from the left Petronella Masabane, Ministry of Health and Social Services(MoHSS) Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ben Nangombe, MoHSS Permanent Secretary, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Eric Dziuban, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country D
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides 600 hepatitis E rapid test kits to the Ministry of Health and Social Services

The use of these kits in the field and in clinics and hospitals will allow for the immediate diagnosis of hepatitis E, rapidly reducing the time to diagnose infections

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continued its assistance to help Namibia control the hepatitis E outbreak by announcing the handover of 600 hepatitis E rapid test kits and personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. This support is…

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United States Ambassador remarks at the The Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (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…

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Namibia: Remarks by United States (U.S) Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Namibia signed a comprehensive bill on Combating Trafficking in Persons, prosecuted traffickers, identified victims of trafficking, and referred victims to care

Remarks by United States (U.S) Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Good morning! I’m pleased to be here to help commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons under today’s theme of responding to the trafficking of children and young people. And I am honored…

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Namibia: Remarks by United States Ambassador Lisa Johnson at The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) Milestone Event

Today, we are celebrating the first 1,400 girls enrolled in Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) in Namibia, and the expansion of the program to a total of five districts in three regions

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 of HIV…

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NamWater Receives Eight Water Tanker Trucks as Part of U.S. Government Drought Relief Assistance for Namibia

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided to UNICEF the funds to purchase the eight water trucks, as well as US$669,000 (N$8.9 million) for community and school sanitation projects

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,…

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U.S. Ambassador visits Kavango East to see how babies are protected from HIV

Since 2004, thanks to several programs addressing mother-to-child transmission in Namibia, including the USAID Technical Assistance Program (UTAP), the HIV infection rate in children born to HIV-positive mothers has dropped by over 90 percent, especially in the Nyangana area

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton traveled to the Kavango East region to join mothers and their babies celebrating the achievement of preventing HIV transmission from mother-to-child thanks to the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Early Infant Diagnosis program (EID). The EID program implements early postnatal HIV testing of children as…

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American students donate ‘The Shoe that Grows’ to Omaungete Mobile School in Opuwo

Inspired by the moto ‘The Shoe that Grows’ initiative, PLU students, who are currently on an exchange study group in Namibia, shipped 100 pairs of shoes and donated them to the pupils of Omaungete Mobile School

In the past, the school pupils of Omaungete Mobile School in the Kunene Region would set off to school barefoot. With help from six education students from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in the city of Tacoma, Washington in the United States of America, they are now able to walk to…

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Kutwano giving hope to the people with disabilities through sports

The American Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas. F. Daughton, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), handed over sports equipment valued at an estimated N$250 000

Neatly tucked away in Kamunu village, in the Zambezi region is the Kutwano Organization of Sports for People with Disabilities (PWD). Kutwano, which means ‘working together’ in Silozi has an estimated number of 128 active members, who they train and mentor in different sports disciplines. The American Ambassador to Namibia,…