DEMONSTRATION ALERT – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini, Eswatini

Location:  Area surrounding U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini Event:  The U.S. Embassy has been notified by the Swaziland National Teachers Association of a gathering of several hundred teachers near the U.S. Embassy today, beginning this morning, Thursday, January 27 at approximately 1000 hours.  Embassy staff has been directed to remain in the building.  U.S. citizens are urged ...
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Press Release: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Namibia

WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Namibia Began June 17 The fourth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp is taking place in Namibia, June 17-29, 2018.  WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to impart skills to and create opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM). The 2018 ...
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Press Release: Innovative Tool to Assist Community Leaders Make Informed Decisions for an Improved HIV Response

Innovative Tool to Assist Community Leaders Make Informed Decisions for an Improved HIV Response Manzini – At a meeting organized by the Ministry of Tinkhundla Administration and Development, the Honorable Mduduzi Dlamini, introduced the innovative Community Data for Action Platform or CDAP. The National Executive Director of NERCHA, Mr. Khanya Mabuza introduced the background and ...
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“THE LUCKY SPECIALS” Delivers Powerful Message about Tuberculosis Control and Treatment through Unique African Musical Story

Embassy of the United States of America Mbabane PRESS STATEMENT  March 24, 2017  “THE LUCKY SPECIALS” Delivers Powerful Message about Tuberculosis Control and Treatment through Unique African Musical Story Mbabane, Swaziland: For World Tuberculosis Day, Swaziland’s Director of Health and the United States Ambassador to Swaziland opened a premier of the film “THE LUCKY SPECIALS.”  The ...
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PAYLP Press Release

Five Swazi High School Students to participate in a U.S. Exchange Program This April, five Swazi high school students and a mentor will take part in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), a three-week, intensive exchange program in the U.S. that includes leadership training and service, community site visits, oral presentations, conflict resolution guidance, cultural ...
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US Ambassador Launches Drought Response Initiatives…As USAID brings much needed relief to 12 Constituencies

US Ambassador to Swaziland, HE Lisa Peterson, today, officially launched initiatives that will provide 4,625MT of food, 66MT of seed, 6,000 bales of hay and potable water to over 50,000 people who have been negatively impacted by the El Niño-induced drought in twelve (12) constituencies across the 4 regions in the country. The launch took ...
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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Visits Swaziland

United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, arrived in the country on September 28, 2016 for a one-day visit. While in the country, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield attended a high level closed meeting with King Mswati III. She also visited a local US Government funded project in Matsapha, which is a mobile clinic that ...
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United States Government Dedicates New Embassy in Ezulwini, Swaziland

In an important symbol of the enduring commitment and ongoing relationship between the United States and Swaziland, U.S. State Department Under Secretary for Management, Patrick F. Kennedy; Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, William H. Moser; and U.S. Ambassador to Swaziland Lisa Peterson, alongside Swazi Government officials, dedicated the new U.S. ...
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Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Now Available in Swaziland Through a Donation from the United States Government and Janssen Therapeutic

Anti-TB drug could offer new hope for TB patients with limited treatment options Today the Ministry of Health and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Bedaquiline, is available in Swaziland via a donation program through USAID and Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP ...
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The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund Launches Ntambande Neighborhood Care Point in Mpolonjeni

Ntambande Neighborhood Care Point was officially launched thanks to funding from the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program.  On June 10, Ambassador Lisa Peterson launched Ntambande Neighborhood Care Point at Mpolonjeni worth E103, 125.00 Since 2011, together with other partners, SHAMBA Trust has delivered quality preschool education and nutrition to the neediest children in Nkoyoyo. ...
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The United States Government Renovates Nsingweni and Ebulandzeni Clinic in Hhohho Region

The U.S. Government is pleased to announce that through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, the Nsingweni Ekuphileni clinic and eBulandzeni clinic have been renovated and handed over to the Swazi community. Following a request from the Ministry of Health to assist in increasing HIV services in Hhohho region, PEPFAR provided E2.7 ...
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Announcement of Electoral Results in the Republic of Congo

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville U.S. Department of State Press Statement by Deputy Spokesperson mark toner Deputy Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC The United States takes note of the presidential election results announced by the Minister of Interior in the Republic of Congo. Pending the proclamation of the definitive results by the Constitutional Court, we ...
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The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund Launches Borehole Water System at Acts 11 Clinic

The Acts 11 Clinic now has a clean, constant water supply thanks to the funding of the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self Help Fund. On October 09, Consul Carla Nadeau launched a borehole water system at the clinic worth E36,462.70. In addition to providing drinking water, plans are being made to use the water to assist ...
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Global Fund HIV & TB Grants Signing

As Swaziland continues to lead in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the United States Government remains firm in its partnership with the people of Swaziland, to ensure that anyone who needs critical lifesaving TB and HIV/AIDS treatment, is able to access these services. On October 14, 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Makila James, joined by the Deputy ...
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United States Government Funds Construction of Library and Administration Building at Nzongomane Primary School

The United States Government, through the Department of Defense (DOD), funded the construction of a library and an administration building for Nzongomane Primary School in the Shiselweni Region. This project was funded through the United States Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Assistance Program at a cost of $200,000 (over E2million). The U.S. Government sponsored the construction ...
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The United States Government Sponsors Mediation Training for Swaziland

The United States Government, through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of State, sponsored a three-day mediation training for the Commissioners of the Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration Commission (CMAC) of Swaziland. The two trainers from the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) brought with them over 40 years of ...
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United States Government Donates Five Vehicles to the Ministry of Health National Sample Transport System (NSTS)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and its stakeholders gathered at the Mbabane Hospital Laboratory Complex today for an official handover of five customized vehicles donated to the Swaziland Health Laboratory Service (SHLS) by the United States Government through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.  Minister of Health Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane attended the ceremony ...
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Press Statement Maseko Makhubu Release

The United States Government celebrates the release of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and The Nation Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu after spending nearly fifteen months in prison for writing articles criticizing the Swazi judiciary.  Their release is a victory for the democratic principles of freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press.  ...
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U.S. State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

The United States Department of State released the FY 2015 Fiscal Transparency Report pursuant to section 7031(b)(3) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015 (Div. J, P.L.113-235).  Swaziland is among 60 governments that were assessed and found to not meet the Department’s minimum requirements of fiscal transparency in the ...
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The United States Government Donates Essential Medical Supplies to His Majesty’s Correctional Services

Through the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) provided medical supplies and equipment worth $350,000 to His Majesty’s Correctional Services. His Majesty’s Correctional Services are part of the Swaziland Uniformed Services Alliance on HIV/AIDS, which also includes the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), the Royal Swaziland ...
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Seven Swazis Selected for 2015 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce that seven Swazis have been invited to participate in the second annual Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  These outstanding young Swazi leaders will travel to the United States this June with nearly 500 other young African leaders for a six week program at ...
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United States Government Supports TB Control at His Majesty’s Correctional Services

The United States Government, though the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has provided support to establish a comprehensive TB/HIV clinic and laboratory at Matsapha Correctional Institution worth over US$70,000 (approximately E735,000). The clinic and  laboratory have been fully operational since July 2014, providing much needed TB detection and care services. The clinic has ...
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United States Government supports TB control at His Majesty’s Correctional Services

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has provided support to an establishment of a comprehensive TB/HIV clinic and a laboratory at Matsapha Correctional Institution worth over US$70,000 (approximately E735000). The clinic and  laboratory has been fully operational since July 2014 providing much need TB detection and care services. The clinic has two consultation ...
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USG provides Laboratory and Equipment for the First In-country Medical laboratory Sciences Program at SANU

In order to help combat HIV in Swaziland, the United States Government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), supported the refurbishment of a laboratory and provided equipment for the Kingdom of Swaziland’s first Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program.   This donation from ...
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USG partners with Coca-Cola and Matsapha Town Council to fight HIV and TB in Matsapha

The United States Government, Coca-Cola-Swaziland, and the Matsapha Town Council have joined forces through a public-private partnership (PPP) to support the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland (GKoS) in their fight against the HIV/TB pandemic.  The partnership will specifically focus on improving the health and productivity of the workforce in the greater Matsapha area.  This ...
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USG donates Health facility and Medical Equipment and Supplies to USDF

The United States Government, through its Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), partnered with Project C.U.R.E., an international nonprofit organization based in the United States, to provide the Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force (USDF), Correctional Services, and Hospice at Home with over $1,149,479 (approximately E12,300,585) worth of medical supplies and equipment. These supplies and equipment ...
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The United States and the Kingdom of Swaziland Improving Clean Energy Generation

The Unites States Government has worked closely with the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland to assist them in producing the National Electricity Grid Code, a document that establishes the rules and procedures for the users of Swaziland’s power system.  The Grid Code will encourage clean energy expansion, facilitate competition, and promote the security, reliability, ...
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Martin Luther King Day

On January 15, the U.S. Ambassador to Swaziland, Makila James hosted a special ceremony to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy featuring guests from across Swazi society: government officials, members of civil society, artists, youth leaders, religious leaders, and members of the diplomatic corps to officially commemorate the anniversary of the March on Washington.  The distinguished guests ...
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