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Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 10:45am

ANTANANARIVO - McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, and the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA), are pleased to continue their collaboration to strengthen vanilla cooperatives in Madagascar through a new USAID-funded Global Development Alliance (GDA) project aimed at improving the livelihoods of 3,000 farmers and preserving Madagascar’s unique biodiversity.

Integrated PHE programs increase community trust, support, and participation in development activities
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:15am

Increasingly, health, the environment and climate change are interrelated and interdependent. Madagascar's 40-member Population, Health and Environment (PHE) network brings together organizations working in the fields of environmental preservation, population and health that recognize many positive benefits come from a shared, integrated approach to development.

Sorghum bags
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 8:00am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announced an additional $4.3 million in emergency food assistance to help families affected by drought in Madagascar.  This new funding provided by the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will help vulnerable families in the south and southeast of Madagascar. The U.S. government is the largest food donor in Madagascar, providing over $39 million to Madagascar families affected by drought since 2015.

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announces the $1.2 million in support for Madagascar's election preparations.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:00am

The United States government today announced $1.2 million to help Madagascar conduct free, fair, transparent, and inclusive elections in 2018.  The money is a grant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) led multi-donor program to strengthen the National Independent Election Commission (CENI) and enhance civic engagement in the upcoming elections.

The USAID and MBM partnership will improve the health and well-being of the Malagasy people throughout the country
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 2:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Madagascar announces a new partnership with Microcred Banque Madagascar (MBM) which will increase access to financing options and loans for small, medium and micro private businesses and service providers in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors.

As Madagascar enters the traditional peak period for plague, continued vigilance is key to ensure further outbreaks are quickly identified and managed.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:00am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate today announced an additional $2 million from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emergency Reserve Fund to help the people of Madagascar respond to this year’s plague outbreak.  The American people have provided a total of $3.5 million to the effort of managing Madagascar’s unexpectedly prolific outbreak of plague.  While plague cases have decreased in urban areas, the nation is just entering the time of year when the number of plague cases normally peak.

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate and USAID Mission Director Michele Godette announced the award of an additional emergency assistance of one million dollars to support the Government of Madagascar’s efforts to manage the plague outbreak
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:15am

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate and USAID Mission Director Michele Godette announced the award of an additional emergency assistance of one million dollars to support the Government of Madagascar’s efforts to manage the plague outbreak.  While the epidemic seems to be slowing down, the U.S. Government continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other development partners in responding to the outbreak.

Handing over of materials and equipment to community health workers
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:15am

Local health care in seven regions of Madagascar is getting a boost, with the donation of $400,000 in materials and equipment to community health volunteers (CHVs) by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program, known locally as Mahefa Miaraka.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:30am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, Ms. Oren Whyche-Shaw, will travel to Madagascar May 19-24, 2017.

Baby weighing session
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:30am

Over 3,000 communities in Madagascar are getting a vital tool to measure the health of newborns thanks to the USAID Mikolo Project. USAID Mikolo is distributing 3,200 scales to Fokontany in the eight regions where the project works. The scales will help community health volunteers track the growth and health of newborns. Among young children, indicators of severe acute malnutrition include very low weight-for-height/weight-for-length or a very low mid-upper arm circumference.

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

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