Speeches Shim

April 17, 2020

The first 24-hour clinic in the Greater Ivory Park area was inaugurated on February20 this year. The clinic  will adequately service healthcare needs and provide access to healthcare interventions for thousands of Ivory Park residents. Gauteng Department of Health MEC Dr. Bandile Masuku remarked “It is our belief and hope that the running of this clinic will, in a number of ways uplift the quality of life for the people in this area, and that it will improve the quality of access to care for this and surrounding communities.”

January 30, 2020

USAID requests information  to conduct market research to gauge the interest and capabilities of industry from qualified local, regional and international organizations that are interested in working in condom programming in Eswatini to provide information on their work and capacity to support the Eswatini Ministry of Health’s National Condom Program

Food Assistance distribution in Namibia
December 13, 2019

Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson joined the UN World Food Programme, the Honorable Governor of Kavango East, and the Office of the Prime Minister to deliver several tons of maize meal, beans, vegetable oil, and salt to Namibians among those hit worst by the drought.  This is the first food assistance of a total of US$8.7 million (N$130 million) in drought relief committed by the United States to the Namibian people.

October 10, 2019

In the “mountain kingdom” of Lesotho, Sbu, Beekay, Limphoza, and Bobo** have completed high school and have ambitions to study more in their dream of becoming professional young women. Beekay and Bobo are new mothers to three-month old babies. All four are HIV positive.

October 10, 2019

September 9, 2019 was a historic moment for seed trade in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Two trucks carrying 60 metric tons of a hybrid maize seed produced following the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System (HSRS) successfully crossed the Zambia-DRC borders. This may not sound like a lot, but it was the very first export of a non-genetically modified organism (GMO) hybrid maize seed easily produced in Zambia, but not in the mineral-rich the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)