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“Wildlife trafficking is a serious crime that damages economic prosperity, rule-of-law, good governance, conservation efforts, and human health and is often enabled by corruption,” U.S. Ambassador Amy J. Hyatt said.
October 15, 2021

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and on behalf of the American people, launched on October 15 a new $3.4 million, three-year project to address the growing problems of illegal wildlife trafficking and related corruption.

Ambassador Amy Hyatt, United States Chargé d’Affaires for Madagascar and the Comoros, cut the ribbon to officially open the U.S. Government-supported Environmental Legal Clinic in Morondava.
September 26, 2021

Today, Ambassador Amy Hyatt, United States Chargé d’Affaires for Madagascar and the Comoros, cut the ribbon to officially open the U.S. Government-supported Environmental Legal Clinic in Morondava. This legal clinic is an independent entity that provides communities in the Menabe region with access to free legal services, resources, and advice to promote adherence to and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. The clinic is an initiative of the civil society organization Alliance Voahary Gasy (AVG) and is supported financially by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Hay Tao project.

The funding supports national and community level primary health care facilities, and will accelerate equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination.
September 22, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on behalf of the American people has provided an additional $5.1 million in assistance for Madagascar’s COVID-19 response.  This funding, which supports national and community level primary health care facilities, will accelerate widespread and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination and reduce morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Through this assistance, Madagascar can enhance its planning, preparedness, and response to the pandemic, particularly ensuring the necessary infrastructure is in place to make vaccines available to the people of Madagascar.  For example, these funds will help support disease monitoring and surveillance to detect outbreaks of the virus; vaccine and medical supply delivery; protective equipment and training for Madagascar’s health workers; laboratory testing upgrades and expansion, and public information on COVID-19 protection.

SHOPS Plus has improved access to quality healthcare services, primarily through private-sector engagement.
September 16, 2021

Today, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Health Office Director, Sophia Brewer, and a Representative from the Ministry of Public Health officially closed out a collaborative project focused on improving access to quality healthcare services, primarily through private-sector engagement.  The project, Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector otherwise known as SHOPS Plus, has been implemented by ABT Associates since 2015.

Improving the quality of health services is a priority for the ACCESS health project, and providing medical materials and equipment is a key to improving health quality
September 10, 2021

Improving the quality of health services is a priority for the ACCESS health project, and providing medical materials and equipment is a key to improving health quality.  Rural people will particularly benefit from today’s donation, and they will have greater trust in their health centers’ capacity to deliver health care.

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Last updated: October 18, 2021

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