Remarks by Ambassador Peterson: Launch of One Stop Centers – Mbabane Government Hospital

Honorable Minister of Justice, Honorable Minister of Health, UNICEF Representative All protocols observed It is an honor to be with you today to launch the new One Stop Centers—a critically important resource for survivors of gender-based violence, or GBV, to find help, counseling, and comfort during a time of extreme distress. Today, I am proud …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the …

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Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone …

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Remarks by Ambassador Peterson: Launch of the Eswatini Royal Police Wellness Clinics

Honourable Minister of Health, Senator Lizzie Nkosi National Commissioner of Police Hhohho Regional Administrator Principal Regional Health Administrator Senior Health and Police Officers Present PEPFAR team members Implementing Partners Ladies and Gentlemen Good Morning. It is an honour for me to be part of this important event today launching two Police Wellness Clinics in the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Launch of HIV Prevention Policy – NERCHA

Prime Minister Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sanibonani. Eswatini has achieved incredible successes in the fight against HIV and AIDS.  The U.S. Government has been honored to partner with the government and people of Eswatini, under the leadership of the Prime Minister’s Office and NERCHA, in a joint endeavor to stop this disease …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: International Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Minister for Health Senior Government Officials It is an honor to be with you today to mark the launch of Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  I trust you are familiar with the U.S. Government’s work in the fight against HIV and AIDS, but you may be less aware that this work has expanded to …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Launch of the USAID Development Objective Agreement Grant (DOAG) – Royal Villas

Honorable Minister for Economic Planning and Development, Dr. Tambo Gina, Honorable Minister for Health, Senator Lizzy Nkosi, Honorable Minister of Finance, Neal Rijkenberg, NERCHA Director, Principal Secretaries, Senior Government Officials, USAID Mission Director, John Groarke, Members of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen – Today ushers in a new phase of the U.S.-Eswatini partnership, as we …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Dissemination of SHIMS 2 Results and Launch of SHIMS 3 – Royal Swazi Hotel

Protocols It is a great pleasure to be here as we disseminate the SHIMS 2 results and announce the upcoming SHIMS 3 survey.  The U.S. government, through the PEPFAR program, is pleased to collaborate with the Ministry of Health and the Central Statistics Office in carrying out these important surveys. HIV-focused household surveys, also known …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: World TB Day Commemoration – Nhlangano

Honorable Minister of Health, Acting Regional Administrator for Shiselweni, Mr Zwakele Dlamini Program Director, Dr Vusi Magagula WHO Representative, Members of UN Agencies, Representatives from the NGO community, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Siyanivusela Bekunene – We are gathered once again to affirm our commitment to eliminating tuberculosis in Eswatini and around the world.  TB …

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Ambassador Lisa Peterson hands over new computer equipment to ten chiefdoms

Thanks to their outstanding work on planning HIV responses, ten chiefdoms received computers from USAID to better track and monitor their HIV prevention programs. In fact, they exceeded expected results! Ambassador Peterson applauded the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland for its unwavering commitment to halt the AIDS epidemic in Swaziland, and especially for the …

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