U.S. A pledges K 9 billion for Zambia towards HIV epidemic control

Chargé d’Affaires David J. Young
Chargé d’Affaires David J. Young

The United States Government has pledged to contribute $400 million ( K 9 billion ) towards HIV epidemic control with an additional with an additional $20.1 million (K448.9 million) supporting COVID-19 relief.


U.S. Chargé d’Affaires David Young and Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama today announced the U.S. government’s pledge to contribute $401.6 million (K9 billion) next year towards HIV epidemic control.

“ The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made the funds available, which will facilitate programming from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Peace Corps, U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Defense, “ said Mr Young.

Over the past 17 years, the U.S. government has contributed more than $4.5 billion towards controlling HIV in Zambia, demonstrating the commitment of the American people to a strong and healthy Zambia.

The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires expressed optimism in this latest stage of the U.S.-Zambian relationship, reassuring U.S. support to assist Zambia combat both the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics.

“With 17 years behind us, we will continue to leverage resources to bolster the resilience of the health system and respond effectively to both HIV and COVID-19.

“ The U.S. government remains committed to improving Zambia’s health security through PEPFAR, the President’s Malaria program, and other health investments,” said Mr. Young.

And Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Malama who was present during the meeting applauded the U.S. government for assuring the Zambian government of its continued support to the country’s national HIV response for the next year.

Dr Malama recollected that the US government has been a key ally in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Zambia.

“The U.S. government’s PEPFAR support since 2003 has been instrumental in our fight against HIV and AIDS by significantly contributing to strengthening health systems and reducing the disease burden of HIV and tuberculosis in the country.

“ The Zambian government remains indebted to the U.S. government and its people for improving the health and well-being of Zambians,” stated Dr. Malama.

This is contained in a the statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today by the us Embassy


  1. No shame at all from our govt of beggars…the US has been funding this AIDS program from the early 90s…the Gov’t hasn’t even made an effort to reduce instead they have increased wasting money on deliberately inflated expired medicine from their Indian friends at Honeybee.

  2. This is crazy…. I mean $4.5 billion over the past 17 years is no cheap change. But where is the money and just think of how many hospitals would have been built from that money including ambulances and improving salaries…? I’m happy that this year’s contribution ($420 M) will be disbursed next year when PF thugs are no longer in power.

  3. See, now that Luo is Vice President, the USA is happy and they are to release more because of ECL’s wisdom

  4. We thank you very much our business partners. Meanwhile f00Is like field ruwe are there abroad doing nothing to help their country, and yet are the first ones to open their smelly ugly mouths to criticise this country. A person who brings nothing to the table does not have a say on what should be served. This diasporan mentality is very worrying especially when it is coming from people with grey hairs who have achieved nothing and have nothing to show for their so called prestigious education. As if this country or their relatives will eat their degrees. Fuseke!!

  5. if usa can help to establish companies that can help our nationals to find permanent employment, that can go a long way to stabalise human life
    please bring here your technological people to establish innovetive enterprises.
    We have had too much of diseases funding in this country
    the money you donate can go a long way to create manufacturing companies than funding illnessses

  6. Here we go again, the lobbying to plot one continues. It’s all about timing. First the British, now the Americans. We are waiting for the Chinese to respond.

  7. We are independent but dependant. As we say we can survive without foreign help but
    Don’t say No to help.Why USA pumping so much in Hiv fight and
    Not other necessities?

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