US South Sudan Embassy Swears In New head Of USAID

By Wek Atak Kajang

The United States Embassy in Juba has sworn in the new Boss for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) after her arrival in South Sudan on 8th September 2022.

Ms.Kate Crawford, was sworn in on Friday in a function graced by the U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Michael J. Adler who was accompanied by other distinguished invitees.

The ambassador revealed that kate is going to replace the former Mission Director Haven Cruz-Hubbard, who served as the head of USAID operations in South Sudan for the past two years.

“Ms. Crawford will oversee USAID’s operations as the largest donor to the people of South Sudan, with an assistance portfolio that includes humanitarian, health, education, youth, agriculture and food security, peacebuilding, democracy, and good governance activities,” he said

He added that Ms. Kate is a career USAID Foreign Service Officer with more than 30 years of experience in humanitarian and development programs and global U.S. government initiatives.

Michael also told this publication that Ms. Kate was Director of USAID’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in the Bureau for Global Health, where she focused a tremendous effort in expanding USAID’s global immunization programming and technical capacity for the period she was in charge.

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