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Senior DAA Wade Warren meets with community health workers in southwestern Madagascar
April 29, 2014

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health Wade Warren is currently visiting Madagascar, until May 3, to learn about USAID/Madagascar’s health programs and some of the innovative work being done throughout the country. USAID is the largest bi-lateral health partner: this year, USAID/Madagascar’s assistance budget in the sector is $48 million.

“It is an honor to have Wade Warren in Madagascar at such a crucial time,” said Mrs. Susan Sawhill Riley, USAID/Madagascar’s Mission Director. “USAID in Madagascar is using many innovative approaches to tackle some of the greatest health challenges in the country, and we are looking forward to sharing our work and accomplishments with Mr. Warren.”

Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is a priority for USAID worldwide. USAID/Madagascar is fully committed to delivering high-impact and effective maternal, newborn and child survival interventions that address in significant ways the primary causes of mortality. To increase the impact of our work, USAID/Madagascar is identifying innovative solutions to challenging issues such as newborn cord-care.

Mission Director Riley visits a program beneficiary's sewing workshop
March 12, 2014

Moroni, Comoros:  USAID/Madagascar Mission Director Susan Sawhill Riley visited Grand Comoros March 10 – 13 to review the accomplishments of a small USAID-finance program managed by Planet Finance that has created employment and income generation opportunities.

“This $317,000 microfinance program is increasing the business and leadership skills of vulnerable groups helping them learn to manage businesses, increasing their access to credit, and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit that is so essential to development,” said Ms. Sawhill Riley.

USAID Mission Director Susan Sawhill Riley visits a pharmaceutical wholesale shop in Diego, in northern Madagascar
February 26, 2014

ANTSIRANANA, MADAGASCAR : The Director General of USAID Madagascar, Susan Sawhill Riley,  visited Diego Suarez February 24 to 27 as part of a tour of health projects, and share with partners and beneficiaries USAID’s major priorities, including the renewed promise to end preventable maternal and child deaths.

November 7, 2013

A list of our implementing partners, with program summary

Mission Director gives out nets to waiting crowd
September 30, 2013

Mahajanga, Madagascar –Mission Director Susan Sawhill Riley attended on September 30 in Mahajanga the launch of a mass distribution campaign for close to 3,000,000 mosquito nets to fight malaria across northwestern Madagascar. This campaign, conducted by USAID and its partners, including PSI/Madagascar, UNICEF and the Global Fund, impressive logistic and staff.

September 5, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) opened its Madagascar Mission in 1984 and rapidly became one of the principal actors in developing and implementing the three successive Environmental Programs (EPs).Twenty-five years later, this paper takes a step back to look at challenges encountered, actions implemented, lessons learned, and progress made towards conservation and development goals.

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Newly-Released Report Assesses Strengths, Weaknesses of Madagascar’s Community Health Volunteer Activities

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released a report with UNICEF and the President’s Malaria Initiative today that assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Madagascar’s Community Health Volunteer (CHV) activities. Serving more than 5,700 villages, CHV activities have operated for more than a decade, with recent expansion to more than 35,000 volunteers nationally.

Last updated: May 08, 2014

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