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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 8:00am

ANTANANARIVO — 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.

The United States is providing an immediate $100,000 in relief funding via the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).  The American people are providing these funds to the Red Cross to buy, transport, and distribute emergency shelter and hygiene supplies for 2,500 people.

Assessments performed by the Government of Comoros found risks related to water, sanitation, health, and food security.  The American contribution will allow the Red Cross to distribute 500 household kits composed of corrugated metal sheet roofing materials, kitchen supplies, a stove, a lantern, a mattress, and soap.

 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.

Mission Director, John L. Dunlop
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that the recently sworn-in Director of USAID in Madagascar, John L. Dunlop, inaugurated the new offices of the USAID Hay Tao and USAID Mikajy projects in Ankadivato and Tsiadana on the morning of Wednesday, September 26, 2018. These projects form the two major components of USAID’s Conservation and Communities Program (CCP) and will operate for five years.

USAID's two new environment projects in Madagascar will focus on supporting community development and community management of natural resources
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:45am

The U.S. Government, through the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), has officially launched two new projects benefiting Madagascar’s environmental sector. The projects – USAID Hay Tao and USAID Mikajy – will focus on strengthening community-based management of natural resources. USAID Hay Tao will bolster national-level information, policies and systems, and USAID Mikajy will support local communities in western and northeastern Madagascar to sustainably manage and benefit from their natural resources. Both projects are will operate for five years and are worth a combined $45 million USD.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:15am

The donation of six million mosquito nets from the United States government will protect more than 12 million Malagasy people from malaria. The donation comes from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who have partnered with Madagascar to diagnose and treat malaria, and provided protective measures for millions of people. This donation of mosquito nets is part of the national mosquito net distribution campaign, which was launched today in Farafangana.

USAID's donation of computer equipment will improve Madagascar's financial management.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:30am

Since early 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) has been supporting the Madagascar Ministry of Finance and Budget (MFB) to improve Madagascar’s budgeting and treasury systems, and to establish a single, centralized account for Madagascar’s finances.

The USAID Mikolo Project supported and trained community health volunteers to provide a continuum of care under the supervision of local health centers
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:45am

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.

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.

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Last updated: July 10, 2019

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