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June 28, 2021

The once-every-17-year cicada hatching cycle inundating life along the United States’ East Coast this year is something one researcher is trying to reproduce in Madagascar with crickets — every day — to fight malnutrition. One-third of Malagasy households lack adequate food at any given time and nearly half of children are malnourished. Families cannot access affordable protein-rich foods and are forbidden from hunting the unique animal biodiversity endemic to the island.

June 25, 2021

In a distant part of Madagascar, a buzz is in the air, and a degraded environment is coming back to life. It’s a warm afternoon in MaMaBay, an area in northeastern Madagascar renowned for its exceptional biodiversity; home to many plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth.  69-year-old Grégoire Totobe is showing his 19-year-old grandson, Fidy, how to build a beehive from dried stems of raffia, a dried fiber sourced from local palm trees.

USAID has donated 336 hospital beds and modern medical equipment for childbirth and surgery to 190 basic health centers and district hospitals in the Atsimo Andrefana region.
June 24, 2021

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) ACCESS health program, and in partnership with Project C.U.R.E., an American non-governmental organization that  supplies medical equipment to developing countries, has donated 336 hospital beds and modern medical equipment for childbirth and surgery to 190 basic health centers and district hospitals in the Atsimo Andrefana region.  The value of the donation is $825,000, more than 3.1 billion ariary.

Since 2015, the U.S. Government through USAID has been the leading provider of assistance to the south, having committed more than $229 million to respond to the urgent needs of families in hunger and provide long-term solutions to food insecurity.
June 14, 2021

With recent assessments showing that the food security situation in southern Madagascar continues to worsen, U.S. Ambassador Michael Pelletier announced today that the U.S. Government would contribute nearly $40 million in additional support to the drought-stricken south.  This urgently needed funding will provide emergency food aid; treat malnutrition in young children, pregnant women, and new mothers; improve hygiene; and rebuild wells to ensure access to clean water.

USAID is transferring some equipment to the Ministry of Public Health to ensure the continued effective delivery of health services
June 11, 2021

For the past five years, the Mahefa Miaraka community health program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has been improving the delivery of community health services in rural parts of Madagascar.  With the Mahefa Miaraka program coming to a close this month, it is transferring some equipment to the Ministry of Public Health to ensure the continued effective delivery of those services.  USAID and Mahefa Miaraka today handed over six all-terrain vehicles, 23 motorcycles, and hundreds of computers and office materials to the ministry.

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Last updated: July 01, 2021

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