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For Immediate Release

April 25, 2015

USAID/Antananarivo

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Antananarivo, Madagascar – The United States government is pleased this World Malaria Day to note the dramatic progress that has been made over the past decade to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.  According to the World Health Organization, the scale-up of malaria control interventions resulted in an estimated 4.3 million fewer malaria deaths globally since 2000.

Every year, the global community observes World Malaria Day to call attention to the disease and to mobilize action to combat it. The United States malaria program, through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), continues to be a leader in the global fight against malaria.  In the ninth year of the initiative, its financial and technical contributions are a major impulse in the remarkable progress that has been achieved in many countries to reduce the devastating burden of malaria on child mortality.

Ribbon cutting by US Ambassador Yamate and Minister of Water Ndahimananjara
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:00am

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
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 2:15am

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. 

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:30am

USAID celebrated its thirty years of presence in Madagascar on December 12th. In the three decades since it first opened an office in Antananarivo in 1984, USAID has been working to protect Madagascar’s unique biodiversity, support anti-corruption reforms, increase access to basic education, reduce food insecurity,  strengthen the country’s ability to respond to natural disasters, improve access to basic health care and family planning services, and fight trafficking in persons.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:15am

The U.S. Embassy, through USAID/Madagascar, announced two new food security programs,  which will directly benefit over 620,000 individuals. The programs Asotry*, implemented by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); and Fararano*, carried out by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will receive a total of $75 million in support (over 188 billion Ariary) to reduce food insecurity and increase vulnerable households’ resilience to shocks in five regions: Amoron’I Mania, Atsimo Andrefana, Atsinanana, Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany.

Senior DAA Wade Warren meets with community health workers in southwestern Madagascar
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00am

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.

Mission Director Riley visits a program beneficiary's sewing workshop
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 3:15am

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
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 5:45am

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.

Mission Director gives out nets to waiting crowd
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:30am

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.

Community health worker trained in contraceptives injection
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:30am

Antananarivo, Madagascar:  USAID/Madagascar is celebrating the achievements of a major five-year $31.5 million project that will reach its completion in July 2013. The USAID-funded community health project, Santenet2, was dedicated to increasing the use of life-saving primary health care services and commodities in Madagascar. Santenet2 assisted the Malagasy people by providing services in maternal and child health, nutrition, family planning, reproductive health, malaria control, and sexually-transmitted infections (STI/HIV/AIDS).

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