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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

FOULPOINTE — The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), is continuing its commitment to keep the Malagasy people safe from malaria. The Ministry of Public Health and USAID/PMI have launched a community distribution of 1 million long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets. The nets and the distribution campaign are funded by USAID, with a total value of $3.88 million.

In 2018, USAID and The Global Fund distributed a total of 13 million mosquito nets across Madagascar. The 1 million new mosquito nets will replace nets that have been damaged and will also ensure that new households are protected.

The malaria prevention and bed net distribution campaign is coordinated between the Ministry of Public Health, through the National Malaria Control Program (PNLP), and USAID/PMI’s IMPACT project, which operates in 13 regions of Madagascar and aims to ensure access to quality medicines and health products for the people of Madagascar.

This distribution also includes an exciting new partnership with the Ministry of National Education.

USAID Mission Director John Dunlop (right) ceremonially hands over $4.5 million of medical supplies to the Madagascar Minister of Public Health, Prof. Julio Rakotonirina.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:15am

TOAMASINA — The United States government has announced a $4.5 million donation of modern medical materials and equipment to help local health workers improve the provision of quality health services in Madagascar.

The $500,000 will be used to buy and distribute locally-made malnutrition supplement
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:30am

Southern Madagascar has entered its lean season - the period between harvests when less food and less food variety are available - and a recent survey forecasts that more people in that region will suffer from malnutrition.

USAID Mission Director John Dunlop joined the trained spraying team for a demonstration of the techniques for spraying buildings against mosquitos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:15am

Each year, the United States government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, and in partnership with the Madagascar Ministry of Public Health, conducts a campaign to protect the Malagasy people from malaria.

The new mobile laboratory will support the surveillance of and response to infectious disease outbreaks in Madagascar
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:15am

As part of the fight against infectious diseases, the United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has financed the purchase of a new mobile laboratory to support the surveillance of and response to infectious disease outbreaks in Madagascar.  The mobile laboratory, which consists of a contained medical laboratory mounted on the back of an off-road vehicle, will be operated by the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar (IPM) in support of the Ministry of Public Health’s division of disease surveillance and response.

The Farmer-to-Farmer Program focuses on adding value to horticulture, livestock, aquaculture, and rice production
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:30am

The government of Madagascar, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer program, and implementing organization Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) reaffirmed their shared commitment to strengthening agriculture and resilience in Madagascar at a launch event at the ValBio Center in Ranomafana.

The United States is working side-by-side with Madagascar and Malagasy farmers to improve agriculture and ensure the Malagasy people have a healthy, nutritious diet.
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:15am

The United States Government operates a number of projects in partnership with Madagascar and Malagasy farmers to improve agricultural practices, yields, and national food security and nutrition.  One feature of these projects is that they all have American and Malagasy participants working side-by-side to address agriculture and food security challenges.

The United States is providing an immediate $100,000 in relief funding to the Comoros
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 8:00am

The United States Government has issued a disaster declaration for the Comoros islands. The declaration unlocks emergency relief funding for the Comoros, which is struggling to cope with damages inflicted by Cyclone Kenneth in late April.

 IMPACT is a five-year, $32 million program to improve the supply and delivery of medicines and medical materials in Madagascar.
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:45pm

The United States government has introduced its second major health program of the year, officially launching activities for the Improving Market Partnership and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) program, in partnership with Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health.

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar, Michael Pelletier speaks to reporters
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:30am

The U.S. Government, through the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health has officially launched the Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services Sustained (ACCESS) Activity —a five-year, $90-million health program that aims to improve and expand health services for the Malagasy people.

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Last updated: March 20, 2020

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