Speeches & Testimony

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Thursday, June 20, 2019


  • Honorable Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social
  • Mrs. Anne-Marie Nitschke, Director of Special Programs, MOHSS;
  • Mr. Alfons Amoomo, Health Director of the Omusati Region;
  • Mr. Petrus Angala, Health Director of the Oshikoto Region;
  • Ms. Elizabeth Muremi, Health Director of the Khomas Region;
  • Other Ministry and Government representatives;
  • Colleagues from U.S. agencies and implementing partners;
  • Health care workers;
  • Members of the media;
  • Ladies and gentlemen;


Good morning and welcome!

I am very pleased and proud to join you for this important milestone event, which tells yet another Namibian success story.

150,000!  This is the magic number we are celebrating today.  We are celebrating 150,000 smart male Namibians who have volunteered to get the “smart cut.”


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I feel privileged to be here this morning, just two days before World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th.  The Okuryangava Clinic is a crucial health site in our combined effort alongside the Namibian government to fight TB and HIV.  Since 2015, with the support of the U.S. government through PEPFAR and USAID, some 350 patients have accessed TB treatment and referral services to HIV care, right here at this TB-Directly Observed Treatment center.  Some of those patients are here today.  Please join me in a round of applause to recognize their efforts and commitment to beating this disease. 


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.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

HIV Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation 1-3 February 2017, Windhoek, Namibia


Sunday, December 11, 2016

USAID’s support for breastfeeding is longstanding, going back to the 1970’s, when USAID raised concern over a decline in breastfeeding.  We are proud that our “Breastfeeding for Child Survival Strategy” was launched all the way back in 1990, establishing breastfeeding as a critical component of our programs.