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April 5, 2020

Philomène lives in Ambohimanarivo, a village of about 548 households in eastern Madagascar.  The mother of four children, she has served as a Community Health Volunteer (CHV) for more than ten years.  As a CHV, Philomène raises the villagers’ awareness, mobilizing them to participate in all health-related initiatives and providing first level health care to those living far away from  health facilities.

March 21, 2020

In western Madagascar, maize and groundnut farming is booming. The two crops are key economic drivers in the Menabe region and demand is increasing at both national and international levels. As a result of these demands, the Menabe Antimena Protected Area is coming under increasing pressure from land conversion for farming. Unsustainable farming practices and land clearing fires are driving the destruction of the unique Menabe Antimena landscape, home to some of the last remaining dry forests of Madagascar, and directly threaten the biodiversity of the region.

February 25, 2020

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to Madagascar (USAID/Madagascar), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.

Offers must be in accordance with the Attachment, Sections I through V of this solicitation.  Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered.  Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.

The 1 million new mosquito nets will replace nets that have been damaged and ensure that new households are protected.
February 14, 2020

FOULPOINTE — The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), is continuing its commitment to keep the Malagasy people safe from malaria. The Ministry of Public Health and USAID/PMI have launched a community distribution of 1 million long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets. The nets and the distribution campaign are funded by USAID, with a total value of $3.88 million.

February 6, 2020


Livestock production – beef, pigs, goats, sheep – has come under scrutiny as having significant environmental impacts, including being one of the leading factors causing climate change. That is why a group of researchers decided to create a new environmentally-friendly, sustainable meat protein for market in Madagascar – one made from crickets.

The researchers, Dr. Brian Fisher from the California Academy of Sciences and Dr. Andrianjaka Ravelomanana from the Madagascar Biodiversity Center, received a USAID Partnerships for Enhanced