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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 2:15am

ANTANANARIVO – The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Madagascar is pleased to announce that it is providing $4.5 million in assistance to Madagascar to respond to the drought in the south of the country.  These programs will provide assistance to over 120,000 people affected by drought in five districts.   This contribution will administer immediate assistance to combat hunger and malnutrition as well as assist with longer-term recovery efforts.

According to a report by USAID’s Famine Early Warning System Network released on October 1, poor households in the regions of Androy, Anosy and parts of Atsimo Andrefana have used up their food stocks several months earlier than normal, and will have to resort to buying staple foods on the open market.  Furthermore, forecasts are indicating that there could be below-average rainfall in the south of the country through February 2016, which would exacerbate the situation. 

Deputy PMI Coordinator Dr. Nahlen was in Madagascar to participate in the official launch of the bed net distribution campaign
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:30am

Minister of Health Lalatiana Andriamanarivo, U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Susan Riley, and the U.S. Government Deputy Global Malaria Coordinator Dr. Bernard Nahlen visited Foulpointe in Atsinanana region on September 30 to officially launch the bed net mass distribution campaign.  For the duration of the campaign, from September 28 through November 12, a total of 10.5 million long-lasting insecticide treated nets will be distributed in 92 districts, protecting at least 20 million Malagasy against malaria.

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 6:15am

On June 19, the Minister of Environment Ralava Beboarimisa, the US Ambassador Robert T. Yamate, and the USAID Mission Director Susan S. Riley visited the village of Kelilalina to witness development activities provided through USAID/Food for Peace’s Fararano program.  They spent the morning meeting with mothers and their small children who received nutritious food rations of fortified oil and corn-soy flour and partook in cooking demonstrations to learn how to incorporate local ingredients to nourish their families. 

Community health workers were trained in use of pregnancy test kits
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:15am

Over the past few years, the increase in the use of modern contraceptives in Madagascar has slowed down. Enabling couples to determine whether, when and how often to have children is vital to safe motherhood and healthy families. Increasing access to family planning results in profound health, economic and social benefits, and could prevent up to 30 percent of maternal deaths that occur every year.

Vaccinated children are fully immunized against the polio virus
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 2:00am

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $2.2 million to support the efforts of the government of Madagascar to eradicate polio in the country.  Over 4.3 million Malagasy children under the age of five will directly benefit from this support.   

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:15am

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2015


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Ribbon cutting by US Ambassador Yamate and Minister of Water Ndahimananjara
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:00am

The U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar, Robert Yamate, together with Minister of water, hygiene and sanitation, Johanita Ndahimananjara, USAID Mission Director Susan Sawhill Riley and UNICEF Country Representative Elke Wisch, marked World Water Day on Wednesday March 18th in the Atsimo Andrefana region, in southwestern Madagascar, by inaugurating a new water supply system.

USAID through its partners PSI/Madagascar donated health products to flood victims in Antananarivo
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 2:15am

In response to an urgent request made by the Government of Madagascar, the U.S. Government provided emergency assistance for the flood victims in Antananarivo on Thursday, March 12, 2015. 

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:30am

USAID celebrated its thirty years of presence in Madagascar on December 12th. In the three decades since it first opened an office in Antananarivo in 1984, USAID has been working to protect Madagascar’s unique biodiversity, support anti-corruption reforms, increase access to basic education, reduce food insecurity,  strengthen the country’s ability to respond to natural disasters, improve access to basic health care and family planning services, and fight trafficking in persons.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:15am

The U.S. Embassy, through USAID/Madagascar, announced two new food security programs,  which will directly benefit over 620,000 individuals. The programs Asotry*, implemented by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); and Fararano*, carried out by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will receive a total of $75 million in support (over 188 billion Ariary) to reduce food insecurity and increase vulnerable households’ resilience to shocks in five regions: Amoron’I Mania, Atsimo Andrefana, Atsinanana, Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany.


Last updated: November 18, 2015

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