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Encouraging new mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies is standard practice at Vavatenina’s primary health center, according to Dr. Tiarisoa Léocadie Bernard, the facility’s head doctor. In addition to the center’s health workers to promote exclusive breastfeeding, the local community health volunteers (CHVs) are routinely reminded about the importance of this healthy practice during monthly meetings, an activity supported by USAID’s Mahefa Miaraka program.

These tablets will allow health workers to more quickly and easily conduct surveillance and report back to district officials

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. 

Avec un traitement rapide, les risques de maladie grave imputable au paludisme diminuent fortement.   Photo credit is: PSI / Madagascar.

Alors que nous luttons actuellement contre l'épidémie de COVID-19, nous devons continuer à faire preuve de vigilance face aux autres menaces qui pèsent sur notre santé et notre sécurité.  Le paludisme demeure un défi important et un risque pour la santé et le bien-être de la population malagasy », a déclaré l'Ambassadeur américain Michael P. Pelletier, en annonçant un don important du gouvernement américain pour la détection et le traitement du paludisme à Madagascar.


Just a single, sandy road knits together three ecological treasures along the west coast of Madagascar. Take the road north from the mangrove-fringed coastal city of Morondava and you’ll discover the towering Avenue of the Baobabs. Head farther north, and you’ll find the fortress of limestone spires and deep gorges of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Nestled in between are the dry forests of Menabe-Antimena, home to many lemur species, Malagasy giant jumping rats, and fosa, Madagascar’s largest predator.

Les transferts monetaires répondront aux besoins alimentaires et nutritionnels de plus de 323 000 personnes les plus touchées par les effets économiques du COVID-19.

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.