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Friday, November 26, 2021 - 1:15am
ANTANANARIVO – 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.
This is the third vaccine donation to Madagascar from the American people. The United States donated 302,750 doses of the Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in July and an additional 336,000 Johnson&Johnson doses in October from the U.S. domestic supply. “The United States will be the world’s arsenal of vaccines in our shared fight against this virus,” President Biden said in a June 3 statement.
The U.S. Government has funded annual indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaigns in Madagascar since 2008
Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:15am

Malaria remains a severe risk to millions of people in Madagascar.  It is the fourth leading cause of disease and one of the top reasons people seek care at health centers.  Since the beginning of the year, over 1.4 million people in Madagascar, 5.6% of the population, have fallen ill with malaria. The U.S. Government is the largest single country donor to Madagascar's health sector, providing $62 million each year to fund the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) health activities, including $26 million for malaria prevention and treatment.

A Power Africa grant of $1.2 million to develop mini-grids will bring electricity to more than 5,200 rural homes and businesses in Madagascar.
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 6:15am

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Power Africa initiative, has awarded three companies in Madagascar a combined $1.2 million in grant funding to develop mini-grids that will bring electricity to more than 5,200 rural homes and businesses.  These grants are part of the U.S. Government’s $3 million effort to increase energy production and electricity access in Madagascar.  Since 2018, the initiative has helped more than 57,000 people gain access to electricity and will, by 2022, provide electricity to over 400,000 people.

This equipment will strengthen Madagascar's information management system, enhance teleworking capacity, and improve coordination between the national and regional levels of governance.
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 8:15am

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Rural Access to New Opportunities in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (RANO WASH) project, has donated $18,000 of computer equipment, including desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and teleconferencing equipment, to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.

Health Agent Sougra Banou Myriam Issa takes care of a child affected by severe acute malnutrition in the Maroalipoty health center.
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:45am

As food insecurity in southern Madagascar becomes more severe, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided $2.5 million to UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide treatment for children under five years of age who are suffering from moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

PMI Measure Malaria continues the work of Measure Evaluation that trained more than 200 district managers in surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation for malaria care.
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:45am

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), in partnership with Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), is officially launching the PMI Measure Malaria project to build up the national health information system and combat malaria in Madagascar. Funded by USAID and PMI, PMI Measure Malaria is a five-year project operating in 10 countries across Africa, including Madagascar. In the current year, the U.S. Government is contributing nearly $1.5 million to implement activities here.

The United States Government has officially launched the opening of new clean water systems in two communes that brings fresh, clean water to over 10,000 people.
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:15am

For too many years, the communities of Anosibe Ifody (Moramanga, Alaotra Mangoro region) and Niarovana Caroline (Vatomandry, Atsinanana region) in Eastern Madagascar have struggled under the burden of undependable, contaminated water sources that led to sickness and poor sanitation. Anosibe Ifody was plagued with water quality problems including siltation during the rainy season and bacteriological contamination.  Meanwhile, the citizens of Niarovana Caroline frequently face bouts of bilharziasis, a disease caused by a water-born pathogen.

These tablets will allow health workers to more quickly and easily conduct surveillance and report back to district officials
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:15am

The U.S. Government’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are donating 65 tablet computers to support the Government of Madagascar’s plan to stamp out malaria in the districts of Antsirabe II and Antsiranana I. The U.S. Government, through PMI and USAID, supports Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to reduce malaria in Madagascar.  Part of the national anti-malaria strategy is to completely eliminate malaria in districts that have a low number of cases. 

With quick treatment, the risks of serious illness from malaria decline sharply
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 8:15am

“While we are currently battling the COVID-19 outbreak, we must continue to be vigilant against other threats to our public health and safety. Malaria remains a significant challenge and a risk to the health and well-being of Malagasy people,” stated U.S. Ambassador Michael P. Pelletier, as he announced a significant donation from the U.S. Government for the detection and treatment of malaria cases in Madagascar.

The vouchers will meet the food and nutrition needs of over 323,000 people most affected by the economic effects of COVID-19.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 8:00am

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is responding to the COVID-19 situation in Madagascar by providing $5 million to support cash transfers which are ensuring that vulnerable families in the most affected cities have enough to eat.


Last updated: December 02, 2021

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