The American and Zambian government are running the world’s second largest programme on health promotion in the defense forces, the American ambassador to Zambia has revealed.
The USA and the Zambian government have joined forces to run the world’s second largest programme on health promotion in the defence forces, the American ambassador to Zambia has said.
Speaking on Monday (February 11) at a planning conference for the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) exercise known as Africa Endeavour 2013, Ambassador Mark Storella said: “Soldiers need to be in the best possible condition and we have a programme to fight diseases such as HIV inside the armed forces.
“We also have a programme of about US$ 300,000 per year to support training of Zambian military personal inside USA at our defence colleges. We are also pursuing a series of opportunities to train Zambian defence forces in Zambia…about six to seven different opportunities, and American military personal will come to Zambia and work with their colleagues in areas that are in the best interest of Zambia.”
The USA and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provide 80% of Zambia’s resources in the fight against HIV and AIDS.