As the emergency in the south of Madagascar continues into the lean season between harvests, the United States government has donated an additional $2.7 million to emergency relief.
The Minister of Public Health, Pr. Lalatiana Andriamanarivo and the Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Michelle Godette, officially inaugurated the entomology department of the National Malaria Control Program’s (NMCP) new insectarium.
Madagascar has been experiencing a prolonged and deepening drought in the south of the country for four years now, which has led to alarming levels of food insecurity. The crisis has resulted in complete crop failures in a region where most farmers depend on rain-fed agriculture and livestock
6.1 million people, 23.3% of the total population of Madagascar (INSTAT, 2015), will benefit from a new 5-year, $30 million USD integrated community health program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program is a collaboration between the Minstry of Public Health, USAID and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI).
Recognizing the important role played by private businesses to provide essential health services to the Malagasy people, a partnership agreement was officially launched on September 16 between the U.S. government through USAID and AccèsBanque to encourage health businesses and practitioners across Madagascar to seek out loans to grow their businesses. SHOPS Plus (Sustaining Health Outcomes through Private Sectors), a USAID-funded project, will bring technical assistance to help develop and sell the loan products.
he U.S. Embassy in Madagascar, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $8 million in additional emergency humanitarian assistance to help people suffering from the ongoing drought in the south of Madagascar. The funding will be used to provide food and nutritional supplements to people in the Androy, Atsimo Andrefana and Anosy regions, which have been the most deeply affected by the drought. The program will be carried out by the World Food Programme.
The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today released its tenth annual report, documenting progress across its programs including in Madagascar. Since 2004, Madagascar has reduced mortality among children under five by 23 percent as a direct result of action by the government, communities, donors, and partners. Malaria is a major killer of young children, and during pregnancy malaria can pose a serious, life-threatening risk to a woman and her baby.
Implemented by a USAID partner—CARE and the urban commune of Antananarivo, this $835,000 project will benefit directly to 91,000 residents in the capital city. The IARIVO project will contribute to strengthening the disaster resilience of 75 flood-prone communities (fokontany) in the commune, and improve their disaster preparedness. It is the first project of its kind for an urban population and will inform future interventions in disaster preparedness.
The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Madagascar is pleased to announce that it is providing $4.5 million in assistance to Madagascar to respond to the drought in the south of the country. These programs will provide assistance to over 120,000 people affected by drought in five districts. This contribution will administer immediate assistance to combat hunger and malnutrition as well as assist with longer-term recovery efforts.
Last updated: January 10, 2017