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Under the USAID/Power Africa grant, Nanoé is establishing nano-grids centered on health facilities
March 26, 2021

If doctors do not have access to electricity, providing even basic health care can be perilous.  “A number of doctors have shared shocking stories of delivering babies in the dark and navigating complicated births by the light of their phones – situations that can put both mother and baby at risk,” says Nicolas Saincy.  He is the co-founder of Nanoé, a French-Malagasy social enterprise that in October 2020 received a $240,000 grant from the U.S. government to electrify 35 rural health clinics serving 140,000 people. 

Health workers in 13 COVID hot spots received “head-to-toe” protection
March 11, 2021

On March 11, front line health care workers in 13 areas of Madagascar hard hit by Covid-19 received welcome assistance – “head-to-toe” personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by the U.S. government to keep these critical health workers healthy and continuing their vital work of caring for their patients sick with the coronavirus.

Madagascar’s most iconic baobab tree species, the Adansonia grandidieri Baillon, are economically valuable and culturally emblematic of the nation
February 26, 2021

Madagascar’s most iconic baobab tree species, the Adansonia grandidieri Baillon, are economically valuable and culturally emblematic of the nation.  They are also orphans. 

Research botanists like University of Antananarivo’s Dr. Seheno Andriantsaralaza consider plants like the baobab “orphaned” because the animals that naturally disperse the baobab’s seeds have disappeared, endangering the trees’ ability to reproduce.

Under the new CDCS, USAID will concentrate its work in the areas of food security, nutrition, environmental policy and protection, job creation and economic growth, democracy and governance, and public health.
February 16, 2021

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Tobias Glucksman led a briefing by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officials to outline USAID’s new five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Liva Djacoba Tehindrazanarivelo and other Government of Madagascar Ministers.  Under the new strategic plan, the U.S. government will remain Madagascar’s foremost development partner, investing more than $490 million in development assistance over the next five-years to help the Malagasy people improve their well-being and resilience and to drive Madagascar’s journey to self-reliance.

The USAID-funded TANTANA program will improve Madagascar Court of Accounts’ internal governance and enhance the quality and impact of the audits and judgements produced by the court.
February 9, 2021

U.S. Ambassador Michael Pelletier and the First President of the Supreme Court of Madagascar Rajaona Andriamanankiandrianina announced a new $4 million U.S. government-funded program that will build the capacity of Madagascar’s Court of Accounts and improve the management of public funds.

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Last updated: March 30, 2021

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