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Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 10:00am

MORONDAVA – 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 Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, regional leaders, and other civil society organizations also collaborated on the development of the legal clinic with the Minister of Environment Baomiavotse Vahinala Raharinirina; Président of Alliance Voahary Gasy (AVG) Ndranto Razakamanarina; the Governor of Menabe Serge Lucky Randriantsoa; and other local officials and ministerial representatives joining the opening ceremonies.

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.

Improving the quality of health services is a priority for the ACCESS health project, and providing medical materials and equipment is a key to improving health quality
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:30am

Improving the quality of health services is a priority for the ACCESS health project, and providing medical materials and equipment is a key to improving health quality.  Rural people will particularly benefit from today’s donation, and they will have greater trust in their health centers’ capacity to deliver health care.

The national bed net campaign distributes millions of mosquito bed nets to families around Madagascar.
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 8:45am

The U.S. government steadfastly supports Madagascar’s efforts to protect its citizens from the dangers of malaria.  Since 2008, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Malaria Initiative, has provided technical and financial support to the Ministry of Public Health’s National Malaria Control Program, (NMCP) which has saved thousands of lives. 

These supplies will help limit COVID-19 cases and fight other communicable diseases in six regions of the country.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:30am

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Rural Access to New Opportunities in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (RANO WASH) project, has donated equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to support Madagascar’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

USAID brought together leaders of the international donor community, humanitarian partners, and Government of Madagascar representatives to coordinate aid for the drought-affected south.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 9:15am

In the face of continuing food shortages in southern Madagascar caused by a series of droughts, more than 1 million people in the south face dire food insecurity as the next lean season approaches. The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today brought together leaders of the international donor community, humanitarian partners, and Government of Madagascar representatives to coordinate efforts for the lean season. The meeting was an opportunity to hear directly from concerned partners about the ongoing and expanding needs, understand logistics issues, and jointly plan how to support a sustainable recovery.

The United States will continue to stand by the Government and people of Madagascar to respond to this crisis, to try and prevent starvation and famine, to help those who desperately need it
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 7:00am

For the past eight years, a series of droughts have devastated southern Madagascar, and this year the situation is especially severe.  Many people are struggling day-to-day to find enough food to eat.  Farmers are experiencing sandstorms instead of rainstorms and the outlook for the current harvest is not optimistic.

USAID Mission Director John Dunlop and the President of Madagascar’s Court of Accounts, Mr. Jean de Dieu Rakotondramihamina hold computer equipment
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 9:15am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated computer and teleconference equipment in partnership with the Ministry of Justice to enhance management at Madagascar's Court of Accounts and improve oversight of public funds.  Like “mpirahalahy mianala,” the United States is supporting Madagascar in its efforts to foster prosperity by building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.

These donations support the IDDS project’s objective to improve Madagascar’s ability to identify and track disease outbreaks
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 8:00am

ANTANANARIVO — The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project, is helping Madagascar fight COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through the donation of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing equipment to the PZaGa public laboratory at Mahajanga Hospital in northwestern Madagascar.

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Last updated: October 08, 2021

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