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Friday, December 10, 2021 - 3:00am

ANTANANARIVO – 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.

“Assisting with the crisis in the south remains a top priority for the U.S. government,” U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt said. “$18.5 million will be provided to the World Food Programme (WFP) to allow them to continue providing life-saving food and cash assistance to more than 463,000 people.”

WFP will provide emergency assistance to some of the most-affected people. 239,200 people will receive food assistance and another 224,000 people will be provided with cash support.

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.

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.

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Last updated: January 04, 2022

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