Our Stories | Madagascar

Last updated: April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019


How do you get 13 million life-saving mosquito bed nets to all corners of Madagascar? By any means necessary!

For #WorldMalariaDay, see how USAID's President's Malaria Initiative, together with the government of Madagascar and partners, helped protect 26 million Malagasy people from malaria.
February 11, 2019

Dr. Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, believes women are becoming scientific leaders in Madagascar. She is a researcher at the University of Antananarivo, a USAID-Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) grant recipient and is building a reference library for Malagasy rosewood, palissander, and ebony. She recently sat down with us to discuss her project and how more and more Malagasy women are making their mark in science.

January 28, 2019

The outrigger canoe moved swiftly through the large mangrove channel, led by the sure hand of the paddler seated behind us. The morning was still. The only sound came from the sluice of the paddle through the water and the occasional shrieks from birds overhead, alarmed by our intrusion.

January 28, 2019

Theodore Ravanomanana and his two sisters, Victorine Ravaomalala and Florine Rahantavololona, live in Alasora, a suburb of Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital city. They share a house that used to belong to their parents. And they also jointly own a small plot of land nearby that has remained unused for a long time, and is covered with unkempt grass and wild vegetation.

November 19, 2018

Convincing the community of Mandahazo in southwestern Madagascar to give up open air defecation a start using latrines became something of a spiritual struggle. That is because in the village there was a belief latrines were linked to evil spirits that kill the children.