ZimPAS Highlights – June 4, 2015

Key Highlights

  • Dr Shannon Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary in State Department Bureau of African Affairs addressed the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations about her recent visit to Zimbabwe (PDF 86 KB).U.S. interests in Zimbabwe remain the same: a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous Zimbabwe that provides for its people and contributes to regional stability.
  • We are pleased to welcome to Zimbabwe member companies from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), a nonprofit organization which promotes business and investment between the United States and African nations. The delegation is on a two day visit as part of a regional trade mission to Zambia and Zimbabwe. CCA member companies will use their time in the two countries to assess business climate and comparative advantages.
  • The United States of America, with funding support from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation,  provided a grant of US$64 000 to enable the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe to restore the Naletale National Monument in Matabeleland South. The restoration exercise was implemented jointly with the community in what has been hailed as demonstration of a project embodying the spirit of tourism and community development.
  • Many thanks to all individuals who joined us to celebrate the 35th anniversary of U.S.-Zim exchanges and the 75th anniversary of U.S. State Department exchanges worldwide. As Ambassador Wharton noted in his remarks, together we seek to erode mistrust among nations–between our two nations–and to build that avenue of hope.
  • Congratulations to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and partners who include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-Zimbabwe), on the successful launch of the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy on Wednesday this week. The new policy is  aimed at strengthening infection control practices in health care facilities nationwide through setting standards for IPC practice in health facilities to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), among patients and staff.

On Our Calendar

  • Friday, June 5, 2015; 11.30 am– 12.30 pm– The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and American Business Association of Zimbabwe (ABAZ) will brief journalists about the visit of the CCA trade delegation to Harare. Free to interested members of the press. Please contact hararepas@state.gov or 0772 559 769 for more details.
  • Monday, June 8, 2015; 2 pm- 4 pm– Seminar on “How to Apply for a Student Visa.” Facilitated by Julie Corby, Consular Officer. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested students.
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 3 pm- 5 pm. Food for Thought discussion session: “Poverty is Sexist.” presentation facilitated by Sally Dura, Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe; Sakhile Sifelani-Ngoma, Director WIPSU;  Regis Mtutu , Open Initiative Africa; and Patricia Kasiyamhuru, Director, ZIMCODD. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested members of the public
  • Thursday, June 18 2015; 3 pm– Presentation on undergraduate and graduate opportunities at North Dakota State University, by Courage Mudzongo, PhD candidate at NDSU. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested students.
  • Wednesday, July 8 2015: Have you been accepted to study in the U.S. starting in August 2015?  We are holding graduate pre-departure orientation programs for all on their way to prepare for the transition to university in the U.S. Come to PAS to register or phone Mr. Muchenje on 758800-1, ext 221 for more details.
  • Thursday, July 16 2015: Have you been accepted to study in the U.S. starting in August 2015?  We are holding an undergraduate pre-departure orientation programs for all on their way to prepare for the transition to university in the U.S. Come to PAS to register or phone Mr. Muchenje on 758800-1, ext 221 for more details.

We appreciate your feedback. Until we meet again on Friday, we wish you a pleasant weekend and a great week ahead!

Kelly McCaleb, Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Harare