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July 26, 2021

USAID-BHA Madagacar Assistance Overview - July 2021

The United States will continue to stand by the Government and people of Madagascar to respond to this crisis, to try and prevent starvation and famine, to help those who desperately need it
July 26, 2021

For the past eight years, a series of droughts have devastated southern Madagascar, and this year the situation is especially severe.  Many people are struggling day-to-day to find enough food to eat.  Farmers are experiencing sandstorms instead of rainstorms and the outlook for the current harvest is not optimistic.

USAID Mission Director John Dunlop and the President of Madagascar’s Court of Accounts, Mr. Jean de Dieu Rakotondramihamina hold computer equipment
July 15, 2021

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated computer and teleconference equipment in partnership with the Ministry of Justice to enhance management at Madagascar's Court of Accounts and improve oversight of public funds.  Like “mpirahalahy mianala,” the United States is supporting Madagascar in its efforts to foster prosperity by building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.

These donations support the IDDS project’s objective to improve Madagascar’s ability to identify and track disease outbreaks
July 6, 2021

ANTANANARIVO — The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project, is helping Madagascar fight COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through the donation of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing equipment to the PZaGa public laboratory at Mahajanga Hospital in northwestern Madagascar.

June 28, 2021

The once-every-17-year cicada hatching cycle inundating life along the United States’ East Coast this year is something one researcher is trying to reproduce in Madagascar with crickets — every day — to fight malnutrition. One-third of Malagasy households lack adequate food at any given time and nearly half of children are malnourished. Families cannot access affordable protein-rich foods and are forbidden from hunting the unique animal biodiversity endemic to the island.

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