Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits Lesotho to Discuss New Compact Development

From February 12 – 14, 2018, a delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) , comprised of Kyeh Kim, Principal Deputy Vice President, Africa ; Tom Kelly, Acting Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation; and Jason Small, Managing Director, Africa, visited Lesotho to discuss the development of an MCC compact to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in partnership with the Government of ...
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Ambassador Harrington inaugurates New LNC Headquarters

At as ceremony held in Maseru, Thursday, September 14, Ambassador Matthew Harrington together with the Seputy Minister of Health ‘Manthabiseng Phohleli officially opened the new Lesotho Nursing Council Headquarters in Maseru, where they also launched the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision/Early Infant Medical Circumcision (VMMC/EIMC) task-sharing for nurses and midwives. In an effort to strengthen the ...
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New Molecular Diagnostic Lab Launched in Hlotse

U.S. Ambassador Matthew Harrington and the Minister of Health Mr. Kaya Nyapane officially launched the $180,000 refurbished Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe, September 12, 2017. This lab will help provide viral load monitoring for people on antiretroviral treatment (ART) and early diagnosis of infants exposed to HIV. This will contribute to the ...
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$140,000 Awarded to Basotho Organizations To Fight HIV/AIDS

Ambassador Matthew Harrington awarded ten local organizations with grants totaling $140,000 to fight HIV/AIDS at an event in Maseru, August 15, 2017. These small grants are funded through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and support community-initiated projects that aim to strengthen health service delivery in communities throughout Lesotho affected by HIV/AIDS. Groups use these funds for income-generation projects and community-based HIV/AIDS health ...
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U.S. Embassy Maseru Celebrates 241st anniversary of United States’ Independence

On June 29, 2017, we celebrated the 241st anniversary of United States’ Independence in Maseru with our Basotho friends, colleagues, and government partners. Addressing the guests, Ambassador Matthew Harrington congratulated Basotho on peaceful and credible election and said he was “optimistic that Basotho from all walks of life – politicians, representatives of civil society, business ...
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Ambassador Harrington Inaugurates New Primary School Classrooms in Thaba-Tseka

Ambassador Matthew T. Harrington inaugurated a block of two classrooms at Ranthoto Primary School in Thaba-Tseka District on June 5, 2017. The classrooms were constructed with a grant of $8,318 (approximately M115,500) from  the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund and will provide additional instructional space for approximately 200 students. At the inauguration, Ambassador Harrington said, “The substantial U.S. support ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Workshop for 40 Journalists on the Media’s Role in Peaceful Elections

Underscoring the U.S. government’s support for free and fair elections in Lesotho, the U.S. Embassy hosted a three-day workshop for journalists focusing on the crucial role the media play in ensuring elections are peaceful and credible. U.S. Ambassador Matthew Harrington and Commissioner Makase Nyaphisi of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) opened the workshop for 40 ...
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Remarks: Ambassador Mathew Harrington at Lesotho Defence Force Official TB Clinic Handover Ceremony

  His Majesty, King Letsie III, The Right Honorable, the Prime Minister, The Honorable Minister of Defense and National Security, The Honorable Minister of Health Commander of the Lesotho Defense Force, Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today for the dedication of the TB Medical Clinic.  I had the pleasure ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates World TB Day

In commemoration of World TB Day 2017, Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Pelletreau, together with officials from the Ministry of Health, attended the Lesotho premier of TheLucky Specials, a feature film designed to both entertain audiences and to educate them about tuberculosis (TB). The film was created with the support of the United States Government ...
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U.S. Hands Over State-of-the-Art TB Clinic at Army Facility

United States Ambassador Matthew T. Harrington officially handed over at Makoanyane Barracks a newly-constructed health clinic dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB). This $1.4 million state-of-the-art facility will help the Lesotho Defense Force provide high quality TB services to uniformed personnel and their families as an element of the longstanding support given by the ...
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U.S. Peace Corps Swears in 57 New Volunteers

Today United States Ambassador Matthew Harrington swore in Lesotho’s new group of Peace Corps Volunteers.  The Peace Corps is the United States government agency that sends Americans to developing countries to help build their skills capacity and form lasting cross-cultural relationships.  The United States Peace Corps was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy ...
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U.S. Supports Lesotho HIV Impact Survey

In a ceremony held at the Pitso ground in Maseru, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Harrington joined Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso and the Minister of Health Dr. ‘Molotsi Monyamane to launch the Lesotho Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (LePHIA) Survey. This survey will measure the reach and impact of the country’s HIV prevention, care and treatment ...
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