2018/19 PEPFAR MEDIA AWARDS Competition

2018/19 PEPFAR MEDIA AWARDS Competition The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is launching the HIV and AIDS Media Awards Competition. The awards cover Photo, Print/ Online and Broadcast Journalism categories.  Entries are invited from the media fraternity and should be submitted to the PEPFAR Media Awards Adjudication Committee (PMAAC) at the ...
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United States launches program to support orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe

Harare, 16 July, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the launch of Pathways, a five-year $35 million program that will offer services to 250,000 HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children, 59,500 households, and 15,000 vulnerable youth. Operating in nine districts in Zimbabwe with high HIV burden, Pathways will put communities on ...
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United States supports life-saving interventions at Hopley Clinic

Harare, June 11, 2018: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Southern Africa and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of African Affairs Matthew T. Harrington visited Hopley Clinic in Harare, commending efforts by doctors, nurses, and community health workers for their excellent work to ensure that close to 130,000 individuals in the underserved Harare community receive ...
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PEPFAR adds strength, endurance to Homeless World Cup preps

Harare, June 6, 2018: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) tested over 100 individuals for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and shared health information with over 1000 community members at the first preparatory tournament for the Homeless World Cup held in Harare’ Hatcliffe township June 2nd. “Statistics received from the International Training and ...
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U.S. salutes health workers…PEPFAR partners begin HIV testing & TB screening

Harare, May 2nd 2018: On Workers Day, May 1, U.S. Mission in Zimbabwe Charge’ d’ Affaires Jennifer Savage paid tribute to all health workers in Zimbabwe. Addressing a reception to mark U.S. participation at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA 2018), the senior U.S. diplomat said U.S. contribution at the Festival was symbolic ...
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Remarks by the Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Savage PEPFAR Media Awards Reception 2017

  April 26, 2018, 1800; B2C Batanai Gardens PROTOCOLS: Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. David Parirenyatwa Honorable Miriam R. Chikukwa, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Amon Mpofu, Deputy Chief Executive – National AIDS Council, and other representatives of NAC Distinguished PEPFAR partners My Embassy and PEPFAR team Distinguished journalists Ladies and ...
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U.S./ HIFA partnership: Keeping the momentum going in the fight against HIV

Harare, April 30 2018– The United States Embassy will continue its partnership with the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) where it is supporting the First Street Stage – an arena for arts entertainment and information on HIV and AIDS related services. In addition, the Embassy will sponsor the participation of Slavic Soul Party! ...
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U.S. honors outstanding HIV/ AIDS scribes

Harare, April 26, 2018: The United States Embassy, through support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), on Thursday recognized four Zimbabwean journalists for outstanding contribution to HIV and AIDS reporting. The four journalists- Shamiso Yikoniko, Michael Gwarisa, Nhau Mangirai and Mirirai Nsingo-Maponga- received cash awards and certificates at a ceremony jointly ...
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NIH begins large HIV treatment study in pregnant women clinical trial will compare three antiretroviral drug regimens

The National Institutes of Health has launched a large international study to compare the safety and efficacy of three antiretroviral treatment regimens for pregnant women living with HIV and the safety of these regimens for their infants. The study will evaluate the current preferred first line regimen for pregnant women recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Harry Thomas at the Global Fund Grant Signing Ceremony

  Rainbow Towers, Harare  January 17, 2017 at 12:30pm   Dr. David Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Care Patrick Chinamasa, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Representatives from the Global Fund Distinguished partners All protocols observed Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this important event. Sithandekile Chilenje ...
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U.S. Government program saves lives of mothers, babies, and children in Manicaland

Harare, 29 November, 2017 – Today at Manna Resorts, the United States, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) together with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC). Launched in 2013, the USAID-supported MCHIP activity has demonstrated impressive achievements to reduce maternal, newborn, and ...
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USAID Activity Improves Food Security in Rural Zimbabwe

Tsholotsho, 20 September 2017: An activity funded by the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is making strides in improving food security and nutrition in North and South Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. The activity—dubbed Amalima—takes its name from the Ndebele custom by which communities come together to help each other engage in ...
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PEPFAR Releases New Strategy and Data for Epidemic Control of HIV/AIDS

On September 19, at the 72nd United National General Assembly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the new U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020), which reaffirms U.S. support for HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 countries, ensuring access to services by all populations, including the most ...
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U.S. backs Zim progress towards TB infection control

A senior official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a United States government health agency, has called for increased collaboration among private and public health organisations to sustain efforts that accelerate progress in preventing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among health care workers. ”It is paramount that we implement measures to keep ...
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USAID awards $20 million to Africaid to improve HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for youth

Harare, 10 August, 2017 – Today at Meikles Hotel in Harare, the U.S. Embassy, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Zimbabwean private voluntary organization, Africaid, signed an award of $20 million to improve HIV care and treatment for children, adolescents, and young people. At the event, USAID/ Zimbabwe Mission Director Stephanie ...
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Senior U.S. State Department official visit to Zimbabwe

Public Affairs Section United States Embassy Transcript: DAS O’Connell visit to Zimbabwe Harare, June 6, 2017: Following her visit to Zimbabwe Carol Thompson O’Connell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs visited Zimbabwe for the first time since assuming her position in President Trump’s administration in March 2017. She held meetings with representatives of ...
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U.S. to maintain HIV funding levels in Zimbabwe- Ambassador

Harare, May 10th 2017: The United States Ambassador says his country will maintain, and even increase, HIV funding levels in Zimbabwe despite a change in administration. “We are very heartened that our Congress just passed the budget within the last few days and our President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding is remaining constant. ...
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PEPFAR, partners breathe life into Harare’s First Street

Harare, May 4, 2017– The OK- PEPFAR First Street Stage in central Harare was a hive of activity with scores of individuals queuing to get tested for HIV as well as receive health information on Wednesday. The platform, operating under the theme “Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free,” is part of the ongoing Harare International ...
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U.S. Pragmatic about Zimbabwe’s future

Washington, April 21, 2017: United States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. says the future of Zimbabwe is bright and his country will continue with the commitments it made to Zimbabwe since the country gained its independence in 1980. The U.S. diplomat was one of the panel members along with U.S. based Zimbabwean political science and ...
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U.S. continues HIFA collaboration

Harare, April 6, 2017: The United States will have a significant presence at this year’s edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) by bringing musical artists and health info-tainment through film as well as various forms of entertainment along Harare’s First Street. “We are excited to be part of this year’s edition ...
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New movie delivers powerful messages on tuberculosis

Harare, 7 March, 2017 – As part of the fight against tuberculosis (TB) throughout Southern Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have partnered with Discovery Learning Alliance, Quizzical Pictures, Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and Management Sciences ...
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United States provides $4 million to alleviate impact of drought on people living with HIV

Harare, 30 January, 2016 – The United States Government has provided an additional US$4 million in response to drought affected areas in Zimbabwe, targeting people living with HIV in the most severely affected areas of the country.  This funding brings the total U.S. support to alleviate the effects of drought to $131 million, assisting 2 ...
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ZIMPHIA results out

GREAT NEWS as we start 2017 The ZIMPHIA survey recently showed significant progress on the 90-90-90 targets set to end AIDS by 2030: in Zimbabwe, 74% of people living with HIV know their status, 87% of those people are on treatment, and 87% of those people are virally suppressed. USAID salutes everyone who has been ...
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Remarks at the DREAMS Initiative First Anniversary

Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) Initiative! It is the perfect time to celebrate this important initiative – in the middle of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and having just commemorated World AIDS Day.
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U.S., Zimbabwe Celebrate DREAMS Initiative First Anniversary

  Harare, 7 December 2016 – The United States and Zimbabwe celebrated the first anniversary of the DREAMS initiative at The Venue in Avondale, Harare today.  DREAMS – which stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe – is an ambitious two-year partnership to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 40 ...
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U.S. wants more partnerships in HIV/ AIDS response

  Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas World AIDS Day 2016 December 1, 2016 Mbizo Stadium, Kwekwe, Zimbabwe The Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Honorable Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. David Parirenyatwa Honorable Minister of State for Midlands Province, Honorable Jason Machaya and other Honorable ...
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Remarks by Mark Troger, PEPFAR Coordinator

Remarks by Mark Troger, PEPFAR Coordinator Media Awards Competition 2016 November 30, 2016 Golden Mile Motel, Kwekwe J Machaya – Minister Of State for Midlands Province Distinguished guests from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and other representatives of the Government of Zimbabwe Magure Chief Executive – National AIDS Council, and other representatives of ...
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U.S. health agency highlights importance of TB infection control in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Harare, November 10, 2016: A senior official of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC- Zimbabwe) says the new national HealthCare Associated Tuberculosis Infection Prevention Project – Zimbabwe (HATIPP-Zim) is critical to helping Zimbabwe meet the AIDS treatment targets as it will ensure that critical staff are protected from infectious diseases such ...
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Zimbabwe Populations based HIV impact assessment

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – 29 January 2016 – The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) will launch the Bulawayo phase of the ground breaking survey, the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA), on Friday the 29th of January 2016 at the Holiday Inn Hotel. This provincial launch follows the official national launch by the Minister ...
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