Remarks By Ambassador Rebecca Gonzales at the 242nd U.S. Independence Day Reception

Bo ‘Me le Bo ‘Ntate Good afternoon and welcome to all of you. Before I begin, please allow me to pay my respects to: His Majesty the King The Right Honorable the Prime Minister Honorable President of the Senate Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly Her Ladyship the Chief Justice Honorable Deputy Prime Minister Honorable ...
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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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MCC Board Votes to Reselect Lesotho

On December 19, the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) met in Washington, DC.  Following the meeting, Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Nash spoke to Prime Minister Thabane to advise him of the Board’s decision to reselect Lesotho, after a two-year hiatus.  The Board recognized the concrete steps taken by the Government of Lesotho over ...
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Peace Corps swears in 54 New Volunteers

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Chargé d’Affairés Daniel S. Katz swore in Lesotho’s new group of Peace Corps Volunteers during a ceremony held at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village in Maseru. The Peace Corps is the U.S. government’s volunteer organization, which sends Americans to developing countries to help build the skill capacity among host country nationals, ...
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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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National Survey Shows Lesotho’s Remarkable Progress toward HIV Epidemic Control

On Thursday, September 21, the Right Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane will announce the results of the Lesotho Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (LePHIA) survey at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.  LePHIA was conducted from November 2016 to May 2017 in order to measure the reach and impact ...
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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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MCC Representatives Visit Lesotho

Christopher Maloney, Managing Director of Selection and Eligibility and Jason Small, Managing Director for Operations in Africa at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), visited Lesotho February 26-28, 2017. During their visit they met with government representatives, including Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, as well as representatives of the opposition, the diplomatic community, and civil society. This ...
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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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United States Provides $14.1 million in Drought Relief

on February 13, 2017, U.S. Ambassador Matthew T. Harrington visited the community of Ha-Ntsoakele in Leribe District to highlight the more than $14.1 million (M185 million) in U.S. Government drought relief assistance to Lesotho.  During his visit, Ambassador Harrington met with community members working together to improve sustainable agriculture by combating soil erosion who also ...
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Ambassador Harrington Visits Drought relief Site

Ambassador Matthew Harrington visited a site where food commodities were being donated through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to respond to the drought experienced by Lesotho in 2015. The country went thought one of the worst dry spells in many years leading to Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili declaring a state of emergency, ...
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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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Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa Visits the Kingdom of Lesotho

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa Florie Liser visited Lesotho November 9-10, 2016 to recognize 50 years of bilateral partnership.  During her visit she met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Tlohang Sekhamane and Minister of Trade and Industry Joshua Setipa, with whom she discussed the longstanding bilateral partnership, Lesotho’s success to date under the African ...
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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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