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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.

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 07, 2015

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