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June 19, 2015

Ranomafana, Madagascar:  On June 19, the Minister of Environment Ralava Beboarimisa, the US Ambassador Robert T. Yamate, and the USAID Mission Director Susan S. Riley visited the village of Kelilalina to witness development activities provided through USAID/Food for Peace’s Fararano program.  They spent the morning meeting with mothers and their small children who received nutritious food rations of fortified oil and corn-soy flour and partook in cooking demonstrations to learn how to incorporate local ingredients to nourish their families.  .

“Fararano” is a USAID-funded food security program whose goal is to reduce food insecurity and increase vulnerable households’ resilience to shocks in eastern and southwestern Madagascar. The program works in 45 rural communes of three regions, including Atsinanana, Vatovavy Fitovinany, and Atsimo Andrefana, and benefits directly to 364,000 individuals.  

Community health workers were trained in use of pregnancy test kits
June 18, 2015

Over the past few years, the increase in the use of modern contraceptives in Madagascar has slowed down. Enabling couples to determine whether, when and how often to have children is vital to safe motherhood and healthy families. Increasing access to family planning results in profound health, economic and social benefits, and could prevent up to 30 percent of maternal deaths that occur every year.

Vaccinated children are fully immunized against the polio virus
June 15, 2015

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $2.2 million to support the efforts of the government of Madagascar to eradicate polio in the country.  Over 4.3 million Malagasy children under the age of five will directly benefit from this support.   

May 6, 2015

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April 25, 2015

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Ribbon cutting by US Ambassador Yamate and Minister of Water Ndahimananjara
March 18, 2015

The U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar, Robert Yamate, together with Minister of water, hygiene and sanitation, Johanita Ndahimananjara, USAID Mission Director Susan Sawhill Riley and UNICEF Country Representative Elke Wisch, marked World Water Day on Wednesday March 18th in the Atsimo Andrefana region, in southwestern Madagascar, by inaugurating a new water supply system.

USAID through its partners PSI/Madagascar donated health products to flood victims in Antananarivo
March 12, 2015

In response to an urgent request made by the Government of Madagascar, the U.S. Government provided emergency assistance for the flood victims in Antananarivo on Thursday, March 12, 2015. 

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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: June 19, 2015

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