The US has increased its budgetary allocation to Zambia’s health sector by $ 20 million

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Ambassador Schultz
Ambassador Schultz
The United States government has increased its budgetary allocation to Zambia’s health sector by 20 Million U.S dollars this year.

The financial support has risen from 395 million dollars last year to 415 million dollars this year.

United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz says Zambia is the only country in the world which has seen a sharp increase in its budgetary allocation towards the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Ambassador Schultz says the American commitment towards the fight against HIV in Zambia since 2004 has now shot to Three billion dollars.

Speaking when he toured the Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital in Ndola this morning, the American envoy disclosed that the allocation to the Zambian health sector is expected to rise beyond 415 million dollars next year.

Ambassador Schultz added that the American government’s bilateral help to Zambia’s health sector is aimed at helping the country reach a level where 90 percent of its citizens know their HIV status.

He revealed that due to the American intervention in the fight against HIV and AIDS, over 700 thousand Zambians are now on anti-retro viral treatment.

And speaking when the American envoy called on him, Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo said Zambians have benefited from the American investment in the health sector.

Mr Lusambo said the cooperation between Zambia and the USA has been strengthened in many areas.

The American envoy is in Ndola to tour various American funded development projects in the health and sports sectors.

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      Cry out loud this government is loved by donors, it’s not UPND donations. You had your time in privatisation and you sold all the companies. One man benfitted not any more. For sure money is never enough

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      It is called a sign of confidence in the current government. The “Nakunenela kuli Trump” will now work!!! HH and UPND are living a lie. What a shame!!! Still clingining to the idea that the world is flat when it has been proven to be round!!!!

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      Please show this to that Knucklehead HH. His aim is to see the USA abandon Zambia through his fellow knucklehead Trump, but America is bigger that Trump and likewise Zambia is bigger than one Imbecile.

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    HH another 20 million dollars coming to -Zambia please phone Trump. Kekekeke foolish

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    So cries from mama Inonge has been listened to, just a few weeks ago she was complaining.
    Hmmm……interesting.

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    Some Zambians are crazy only interested in hand outs but when they are advised by the same donors about human rights they don’t want know. All they are interested in is money so that they can steal shame. There are more blessings in giving than receiving learn to give others as well. That’s why most African countries are poor no plans.

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    Yet someone was saying he is in talks with Trump and America had suspended aid to Zambia. This guy is dying this year for real

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    And when they comment on governance you complain or gay rights you say its interference BUT here you are shameless accepting their taxpayers money.
    Wake up from your mental slavery!!

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      ok. jay jay is here. Mr. jay jay are you supporting hh on the nizakunenela kuli trump issue?

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      next question ; do you believe that Donald Trump’s decision to increase health aid to Zambia is a sign of confidence

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      Hello! jay jay are you there? he is gone. today mulechayafye utu ma touch and go. zooona bola naikosa

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      SO, BA jay jay IMWE MULEFWAYA MUZAMBIA ABAUME BEKA BEKA UKULA NYENGANA PAMISULA APAFUMINA MAFI? LEKENI IYO VARIETY YA LIFE ILECITIKA UKWABA ‘ADVANCED DEMOCRACY’. MU ZAMBIA WE ARE STILL ‘PRIMITIVE’.

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    Thank you Mr Shultz. But please try and remember what your mother surely must have taught you. She said ‘Don’t give double handed complimentary gifts.’

    Are you implying there was a motive behind thus wonderful humanitarian gift of life, I.e. Quote, ‘is aimed at helping the country reach a level where 90 percent of its citizens know their HIV status.’ This seems to suggest medical statistics are wrong currently, because 90% of citizens may not know their status.

    As for Zambians; WEAR CONDOMS AND STOP IT WITH SLEEPING AROUND UNPROTECTED! That money could have been towards your children’s bellies.

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    Well done USA Govnt and thanks a lot.Hey where is NEZ,Spaka like lilo,and all Dundumwezi followers here?am sure they are very shocked reading this good news about Zambia.their god HH told them yesterday that he was talking to Trump to punish Zambia-what a hell?can Trump surely talk to HH(a nobody on a political world map) before he could even talk to prominent African presidents of such countries like SA,Nigeria,Ghana,etc?indeed Kainde is dreamer!!!Go ECL Go!!

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    Njimbu, can you read this money is for AIDS and fighting aids has nothing to do with Lungu. Infact it is an embarrassment that U.S has to pay us to fight aids, what are we doing about it. the ambassador talked about an increase in funding for aids which may imply that aids has increased in our country. Fighting aids is a humanitarian effort and has nothing to do with HH or Lungu.

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    Looking at the substance of most comments here, am beginning to think twice about contributing anything here. Most comments have nothing to offer.
    Everything is politicized into insults, no common sense conversations! Is it that most are uneducated cadres?

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    I dont know why you all bring it back to politics this is HUMANITARIAN. Lusambo called it investmemt. Not an investment . Without this aid how many pf , upnd, mmd unip, members wpuld br dead. Be grateful

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