Over 3,000 communities in Madagascar are getting a vital tool to measure the health of newborns thanks to the USAID Mikolo Project. USAID Mikolo is distributing 3,200 scales to Fokontany in the eight regions where the project works. The scales will help community health volunteers track the growth and health of newborns. Among young children, indicators of severe acute malnutrition include very low weight-for-height/weight-for-length or a very low mid-upper arm circumference.
As the emergency in the south of Madagascar continues into the lean season between harvests, the United States government has donated an additional $2.7 million to emergency relief.
The Program Office Advisor (POA) works in USAID/Madagascar’s Program Office and reports to the Supervisory Program Officer or designate. The POA's primary responsibility is to assist the Supervisory Program Officer in the management of the Program Office and in the conceptualization and development of multiple designs. The secondary responsibility will be to assist the fast-paced Program Office with other key Program Office functions such as:, project development; performance management; strategy development; budget and strategic planning; and other Program Office functions as needed. T
The Minister of Public Health, Pr. Lalatiana Andriamanarivo and the Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Michelle Godette, officially inaugurated the entomology department of the National Malaria Control Program’s (NMCP) new insectarium.
The crowd had swelled to about thirty people. All of them were young girls and mothers. Some already carried a baby in their arms. They were intently listening to the community health educator explain the different methods of family planning available at the health center.
Last updated: April 21, 2017