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

TULEAR, MADAGASCAR - 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.

“World Water Day reminds us that much of the world still faces a global water, hygiene and sanitation crisis, and that it is our obligation to act,” said United States Ambassador M. Yamate. “I’m so proud to see how we have all worked together - the United States, the United Nations and the Malagasy government - to bring such change to Milenaka. With this new water supply system, running water is now within reach for the people here.”

November 13, 2014

The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar is soliciting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to serve as a Human Resources (HR) Assistant with the Executive Office. The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year subject to renewal based on annual performance review, continuing need for the services, and availability of funds.

October 23, 2014

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.

August 11, 2014
TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES
 
SUBJECT: RECRUITMENT FOR ONE “PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT” WITHIN USAID/MADAGASCAR HEALTH, POPULATION AND NUTRITION OFFICE
 
METHOD OF EMPLOYMENT: TWELVE (12) MONTHS PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT RENEWABLE, SALARY EQUIVALENT TO GRADE FSN-9
 
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 12:00 PM, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
 
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.

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.

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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: March 25, 2015

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