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Speeches and Testimony

Speeches Shim



Friday, August 3, 2018


Acting DG Toni, Representatives of the Department of Social Services, and all workshop organizers and participants, good morning. It is a pleasure to join you for in opening this event. It is another milestone in the U. S. Agency for International Development’ partnership with the government of South Africa and its Department for Social Development in pursuit of the millennial goals for curbing HIVAIDS.

With support from PEPFAR, we Americans and South Africans are investing in efforts to strengthen systems of care and support, including social services, to improve the lives of the children of this country.

This year, PEPFAR celebrates 15 years of determined interventions to prevent, treat and end HIV and AIDS. We are proud of what we have achieved in collaboration with host country governments and NGOs. Those achievements include programs to strengthen health systems and treat and care for children and youth, especially those whose lives have been altered by HIV/AIDS.


Monday, November 27, 2017

South Africa is burdened by one of the most severe TB epidemics in the world, while also dealing with the greatest burden of HIV-infected individuals.  TB prevalence is the world’s third highest, and millions are living with HIV/AIDS with hundreds of thousands of new infections each year. 


Monday, November 6, 2017

It is a great pleasure to be with you today here in Soweto to share in the excitement of the launch of the Knowledge for Action website, which is part of the continued relationship between USAID, the ELMA Foundation, the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the University of Johannesburg.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

This program was awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers to continue providing supply chain systems strengthening support to the government through PEPFAR, with the ultimate goal of expanding health coverage and achieving an AIDS-free generation.