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Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:45am

TOLIARA, MADAGASCAR - Stronger networks of community health services, improved quality of care, and significant gains in maternal and child health are just part of the legacy of the five-year Mikolo project from USAID Madagascar, which concluded its work during a ceremony held in Toliara.  The USAID Mikolo end-of-project ceremony was attended by the many partners who made the project’s success possible, including the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), USAID Madagascar staff, and other financial and technical contributors.

Since 2013 USAID Mikolo has worked alongside the Government of Madagascar to strengthen the capacity of the national health system by delivering high-quality community-based health services  to communities more than five kilometers from a health center.

Overall, the gains made by the USAID Mikolo project over the past five years have helped to build a stronger and more sustainable national health system that is responsive to the needs of Madagascar’s population.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca Cola Foundation (TCCF), through their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) global partnership, launched a project to improve access to safe water and sanitation services for hundreds of thousands of people in three of Madagascar’s major urban centers. The project will be implemented by the nonprofit organization Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).

Hay Tao is the largest U.S. environmental investment in Madagascar in nearly a decade.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:45am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announced USAID’s ‘Hay Tao’ program today, the first significant piece of a new Conservation and Communities Project (CCP). Hay Tao is the largest U.S. environmental investment in Madagascar in nearly a decade and represents the U.S. government’s strong commitment to preserving Madagascar’s unique environmental heritage.

Launching the new USAID water, sanitation and hygiene program
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a five-year, US$30 million project to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural Madagascar. RANO WASH, which stands for ‘Rural Access to New Opportunities in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene’, will be implemented by a CARE-led consortium that includes Catholic Relief Services, WaterAid, BushProof and Sandandrano with activities planned through 2022. It will improve the health of people in 250 communes in the regions of Vatovavy Fitovinany, Atsinanana, Alaotra Mangoro, Amoron’i Mania, Haute Matsiatra, and Vakinankaratra.

Integrated PHE programs increase community trust, support, and participation in development activities
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:15am

Increasingly, health, the environment and climate change are interrelated and interdependent. Madagascar's 40-member Population, Health and Environment (PHE) network brings together organizations working in the fields of environmental preservation, population and health that recognize many positive benefits come from a shared, integrated approach to development.

Sorghum bags
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 8:00am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announced an additional $4.3 million in emergency food assistance to help families affected by drought in Madagascar.  This new funding provided by the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will help vulnerable families in the south and southeast of Madagascar. The U.S. government is the largest food donor in Madagascar, providing over $39 million to Madagascar families affected by drought since 2015.

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announces the $1.2 million in support for Madagascar's election preparations.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:00am

The United States government today announced $1.2 million to help Madagascar conduct free, fair, transparent, and inclusive elections in 2018.  The money is a grant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) led multi-donor program to strengthen the National Independent Election Commission (CENI) and enhance civic engagement in the upcoming elections.

The USAID and MBM partnership will improve the health and well-being of the Malagasy people throughout the country
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 2:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Madagascar announces a new partnership with Microcred Banque Madagascar (MBM) which will increase access to financing options and loans for small, medium and micro private businesses and service providers in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors.

As Madagascar enters the traditional peak period for plague, continued vigilance is key to ensure further outbreaks are quickly identified and managed.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:00am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate today announced an additional $2 million from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emergency Reserve Fund to help the people of Madagascar respond to this year’s plague outbreak.  The American people have provided a total of $3.5 million to the effort of managing Madagascar’s unexpectedly prolific outbreak of plague.  While plague cases have decreased in urban areas, the nation is just entering the time of year when the number of plague cases normally peak.

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate and USAID Mission Director Michele Godette announced the award of an additional emergency assistance of one million dollars to support the Government of Madagascar’s efforts to manage the plague outbreak
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:15am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate and USAID Mission Director Michele Godette announced the award of an additional emergency assistance of one million dollars to support the Government of Madagascar’s efforts to manage the plague outbreak.  While the epidemic seems to be slowing down, the U.S. Government continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other development partners in responding to the outbreak.

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