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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: October 22, 2021 For non-U.S. citizens seeking information about current travel restrictions affecting travel to the United States, please see https://za.usembassy.gov/visas/ *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, ...
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We should invest today to improve health tomorrow

News 24 | Friday, October 22, 2021 | David Marchick and Todd Haskell The capacity shortage of Covid-19 vaccines on the continent threatens to prolong the pandemic and leave Africa open for other health threats, writes David Marchick and Todd Haskell. One year ago, a world transformed by Covid-19 waited for the arrival of lifesaving vaccines. ...
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DFC and Aspen Pharmacare Partnership Seeks to Advance COVID-19 Response and Long-Term Global Health in Africa

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation October 21, 2021   GQEBERHA, South Africa – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) officials, joined by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Todd Haskell, today toured Aspen Pharmacare’s sterile vaccine manufacturing facility in Gqeberha, South Africa. The visit follows the announcement of IFC, DFC, and European partners’ commercial financing of Aspen. The ...
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DFC COO Marchick Meets with Leadership of Biovac, South African Bio-Pharmaceutical Company

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation October 20, 2021 MEETING READOUT The below is attributable to DFC Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Operating Officer David Marchick today met with Morena Makhoana, CEO of Biovac, the South Africa-based bio-pharmaceutical company. Biovac, in cooperation with Pfizer and BioNTech, is poised to fill and ...
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Community College Initiative Program

Community College Initiative Program 2022- 2023 applications are open. The Community College Initiative (CCI) is a U. S. Department of State exchange program for technical and vocational students from South Africa.  The CCI program provides participants with a non-degree, academic-year program at a U.S. community college designed to build participants’ technical skills in applied fields, ...
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Development Finance Corporation COO Marchick to Travel to South Africa and India to Advance U.S. Global Health Investments

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation October 15, 2021 MEDIA ADVISORY WASHINGTON – On October 18-26, 2021, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Operating Officer David Marchick will travel to South Africa and India to advance DFC investments helping boost global health and expand COVID-19 vaccine production capacity throughout the developing world. DFC Vice President ...
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