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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:00am


February 28, 2020 – Maputo – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), officially released yesterday the results of a study to assess the relationship between aflatoxin exposure and stunting in children under five years of age.  The results show a strong association between stunting and aflatoxin, particularly in children between two to five years of age.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring agricultural contaminant found in crops such as maize and groundnuts.  Conducted in 10 districts of Nampula Province, the study was a collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition at Tufts University, University of Lurio, the Mozambican National Institute of Health, the Nampula Central Hospital, and the Association for Food and Nutrition Security.

International  Mother Language Day
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:45am

The U.S. Government proudly participated in an official ceremony celebrating International Mother Languages Day in Matutine District of Maputo Province.  The U.S. Government was represented at the event by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jennifer Adams, while Minister of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) Carmelita Rita Namashulua represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.  Secretary of State for Maputo Province Vitoria Dias Diogo and Governor of Maputo Province Julio Parruque also participated.

Director Jennifer Adams answers questions about USAID conservation programs.  She stresses the importance of integrating law enforcement efforts with community development
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:00am

The U.S. Government, represented by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jennifer Adams, proudly participated in an official event recognizing World Pangolin Day yesterday at the Mozambique Natural History Museum.  The National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) Director General Mateus Mutemba represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.  The event served to raise awareness of the pangolin and the dangers it faces from poaching and trafficking.  It also highlighted the conservation and anti-poaching efforts of the Mozambican Government with support from the U.S. Government.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:45am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed today a memorandum of understanding with Total in which both organizations agreed to invest $5 million each to promote improved community health outcomes, prevent child marriage, and encourage positive youth development in Cabo Delgado Province.  The U.S. Government was represented by Ambassador Dennis W. Hearne, while Total was represented by Vice President and Mozambique Country Manager Ronan Bescond. Governor of Cabo Delgado Province, Valige Tauabo, and the Cabo Delgado Secretary of State, Armindo Ngunga, also participated in the event. 

The Governor of Nampula Province, Dr. Victor Manuel Borges (center), joined USAID Health Office Director Monique Mosolf (right) and ADPP Executive Director Birgit Holm at the official launch event Tuesday for two U.S. Government nutrition projects in Nampula Province.
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:45am

December 18, 2019 – Nampula City. The U.S. Government officially launched yesterday the Transform Nutrition and Advancing Nutrition projects. The U.S. Government was represented at the event by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Office Director Monique Mosolf, while Nampula Governor Victor Manuel Borges represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:30am

On December 9, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) selected Mozambique for development of a second compact.  U.S. Ambassador Dennis W. Hearne and MCC Chief Executive Officer Sean Cairncross informed President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Mozambique’s selection during a telephone call that same day.  Together with the United States Government’s nearly $500 million in current annual development assistance, Mozambique’s selection for a second compact further reinforces our commitment to partner with Mozambique to promote more inclusive economic growth and political reforms that strengthen the rule of law and democracy.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:45am

The governments of the Republic of Mozambique and the United States held a ceremony today to celebrate five years of achievement in the fight to end tuberculosis (TB).  At the ceremony, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Mozambique, Dr. Jennifer Adams, and Minister of Health, Dr. Nazira Abdula, signed a “Strategic Partnership Statement to Improve Tuberculosis Control.”  This partnership seeks to end TB and ensure Mozambicans affected by TB live healthy and productive lives.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 8:30am

Traveling across Africa and meeting with government officials, business leaders, civil society, and Africa’s dynamic youth is my favorite part of the job as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. These trips are the best way to hear a range of views and to discuss concrete ways to strengthen cooperation between the United States and our African partners. The United States' policy in Africa focuses on four key priorities: increasing trade and investment between the United States and Africa; encouraging education and employment opportunities for Africa’s youth; advancing peace and security across Africa; and demonstrating the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa. I keep these priorities in mind and strive to put them into practice in all of my efforts as Assistant Secretary.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:00am

U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Dennis W. Hearne met today at the U.S. Embassy with Levin Born and Samuel Levy, the co-founders of the newly formed American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Mozambique.  Also present was the U.S. Commercial Counselor to Mozambique, Tamarind Murrietta.

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:15am

The Embassy of the United States of America commends the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, and Renamo President Ossufo Momade for their joint announcement committing to completing the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) process in the months of June and July and expressing intent to sign a definitive ceasefire agreement and permanent peace accord in August.  The United States welcomes this news of progress toward achieving these key milestones in advance of the October general elections, and urges both sides to continue taking concrete and simultaneous steps to fulfill their respective commitments to reaching a timely and complete DDR of Renamo combatants.