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February 9, 2018

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.

February 8, 2018
USAID Madagascar's two development programs, Asotry and Fararano, with funding from USAID's Office of Food for Peace, are together valued at $75 million, use a multi-sector approach targeting improvements in agriculture, governance, livelihood opportunities, health, and disaster preparedness to address chronic malnutrition.
U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announces the $1.2 million in support for Madagascar's election preparations.
December 7, 2017

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
December 5, 2017

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.
November 30, 2017

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.


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Newly-Released Report Assesses Strengths, Weaknesses of Madagascar’s Community Health Volunteer Activities

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released a report with UNICEF and the President’s Malaria Initiative today that assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Madagascar’s Community Health Volunteer (CHV) activities. Serving more than 5,700 villages, CHV activities have operated for more than a decade, with recent expansion to more than 35,000 volunteers nationally.

Last updated: March 06, 2018

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