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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:30am

ANTANANARIVO — 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. 

In response to this situation, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Food For Peace program, is contributing $500,000 to the Word Food Programme (WFP). This money will provide treatment for 15,550 children under five years of age suffering from moderate acute malnutrition.

“Since 2015, the United States has been the leading donor of emergency relief to families affected by severe drought in southern Madagascar,” stated U.S. Ambassador, Michael P. Pelletier at the announcement. “Based on the food security forecasts it is clear that additional help is needed. These funds will provide malnutrition treatment for children in the eight most drought-affected districts of the Androy, Anosy, and Atsimo Andrefana regions.”

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.

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.

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Last updated: November 20, 2019

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