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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:30am

ANTANANARIVO – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on behalf of the American people, is rolling out the first in a series of planned activities to help those affected by Cyclone Batsirai.  USAID is providing humanitarian funding to the non-governmental organization CARE to furnish temporary housing, clean water, and basic household items for 1,500 people currently living in evacuation sites. 

“The United States and Madagascar are like ‘Mpirahalahy mianala,’ through good times and bad,” U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt said.  “We mourn alongside you the death and destruction caused by Cyclone Batsirai.  This $100,000 contribution is just the beginning of a series of assistance activities planned by USAID to help communities devastated by the storm to recover and rebuild.”

The humanitarian support will provide shelter and daily household items like pots, pans, buckets, utensils and more, to people whose homes have been too heavily damaged, giving them somewhere to live and equipment to use until more permanent housing can be rebuilt.  The safety and privacy of women and girls in these accommodations will be a priority.

A seed vendor supplied by a USAID project, implemented by CRS in the southern village of Talaky-Bas, proudly displays her wares.
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 3:00am

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt has announced an additional $25 million dollars in emergency assistance to help alleviate the crisis in Southern Madagascar. The money is provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on behalf of the American people and will fund four projects that will support agricultural recovery and feed people in southern Madagascar. An estimated 1.3 million people in the region are struggling with food insecurity. The lean season has just begun and access to food is expected to remain limited until at least April 2022.

The United States is the largest donor of COVID-19 vaccines to Madagascar and the largest donor to COVAX worldwide.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 2:15am

The U.S. government donated more than 336,000 additional doses of the Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Madagascar on Monday, December 6th. These vaccine doses are part of the Biden Administration’s global effort to end the  COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a world that is better prepared for future outbreaks.

TSIRO Alliance is committed to supporting more than 2,000 farmers in 30 communities and planting more than 1.5 million trees over the next five years to support agroforestry systems and biodiversity
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 3:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on behalf of the American people, has launched a new $5.8 million, five-year, public-private partnership to strengthen Madagascar’s chocolate and spices industry, improve farmer livelihoods, and conserve biodiversity. The partnership, called “TSIRO Alliance,” is committed to supporting more than 2,000 farmers in 30 communities and planting more than 1.5 million trees over the next five years to support agroforestry systems and biodiversity.  The TSIRO Alliance represents  a HEARTH Global Development Alliance, an initiative where USAID and the private sector work together to identify and solve development challenges through mutually beneficial partnerships.

“Widespread vaccination is the most important step we can take to ensure a return to normal life as soon as possible.” - John Dunlop, USAID/Madagascar Mission Director
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 1:15am

Today, 398,970 doses of the safe and effective Pfizer COVID-19 arrived in Madagascar. These vaccines were delivered via the COVAX facility and are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global effort to rapidly increase vaccine coverage and end this pandemic. “Widespread vaccination is the most important step we can take to ensure a return to normal life as soon as possible,” United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Madagascar Mission Director John Dunlop said in an arrival ceremony at Ivato Airport. “Please do what you can and get vaccinated,” he added.

The U.S. government and the Ministry of Public Health’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) have launched an indoor spraying campaign to control malaria that will protect 850,000 people in the Atsimo Andrefana and Ihorombe regions.
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 9:00am

The U.S. government and the Ministry of Public Health’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) have launched an indoor spraying campaign to control malaria that will protect 850,000 people in the Atsimo Andrefana and Ihorombe regions.

“Wildlife trafficking is a serious crime that damages economic prosperity, rule-of-law, good governance, conservation efforts, and human health and is often enabled by corruption,” U.S. Ambassador Amy J. Hyatt said.
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:00am

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and on behalf of the American people, launched on October 15 a new $3.4 million, three-year project to address the growing problems of illegal wildlife trafficking and related corruption.

Ambassador Amy Hyatt, United States Chargé d’Affaires for Madagascar and the Comoros, cut the ribbon to officially open the U.S. Government-supported Environmental Legal Clinic in Morondava.
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 10:00am

Today, Ambassador Amy Hyatt, United States Chargé d’Affaires for Madagascar and the Comoros, cut the ribbon to officially open the U.S. Government-supported Environmental Legal Clinic in Morondava. This legal clinic is an independent entity that provides communities in the Menabe region with access to free legal services, resources, and advice to promote adherence to and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. The clinic is an initiative of the civil society organization Alliance Voahary Gasy (AVG) and is supported financially by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Hay Tao project.

The funding supports national and community level primary health care facilities, and will accelerate equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on behalf of the American people has provided an additional $5.1 million in assistance for Madagascar’s COVID-19 response.  This funding, which supports national and community level primary health care facilities, will accelerate widespread and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination and reduce morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Through this assistance, Madagascar can enhance its planning, preparedness, and response to the pandemic, particularly ensuring the necessary infrastructure is in place to make vaccines available to the people of Madagascar.  For example, these funds will help support disease monitoring and surveillance to detect outbreaks of the virus; vaccine and medical supply delivery; protective equipment and training for Madagascar’s health workers; laboratory testing upgrades and expansion, and public information on COVID-19 protection.

SHOPS Plus has improved access to quality healthcare services, primarily through private-sector engagement.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:15am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Health Office Director, Sophia Brewer, and a Representative from the Ministry of Public Health officially closed out a collaborative project focused on improving access to quality healthcare services, primarily through private-sector engagement.  The project, Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector otherwise known as SHOPS Plus, has been implemented by ABT Associates since 2015.

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Last updated: February 16, 2022

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