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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.
 
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.

Mission Director Michelle Godette distributes supplemental food for children with moderate acute malnutrition
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:00am

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.

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Last updated: December 02, 2021

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