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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:15am

Antananarivo -  Local health care in seven regions of Madagascar is getting a boost, with the donation of $400,000 in materials and equipment to community health volunteers (CHVs) by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program, known locally as Mahefa Miaraka.

The equipment will help the nearly 10,000 CHVs in Mahefa Miaraka’s target regions provide improved health services. The items include   awareness-raising materials, management tools, and equipment for community-based integrated child support, nutrition monitoring, and family planning services. An official handover ceremony was held in Belo sur Tsiribihina, Menabe region.

The US Government has provided emergency relief to cyclone victims
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:00am

In the immediate aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Haruna, which struck Madagascar’s exposed and populated southwest coast as a category two cyclone on 22 February, the United States Government has announced it will provide U.S. $50,000 in emergency relief to provide material assistance for cyclone victims. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:00pm

The US government through USAID has committed for decades to supporting the Malagasy people in fighting poverty. USAID launched officially in August 2011 the Malagasy Healthy Families (MAHEFA) program, a $35 million 5-year community-based integrated health program that provides quality health cares to rural populations in isolated areas in northern and northwestern Madagascar.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:15am

Figures speak for themselves—fifty percent of children under five years in Madagascar are acutely or chronically malnourished. The US government through USAID/Madagascar and its community health project, Santenet2, is working to put an end to this situation by presenting, on Thursday May 24, twenty baby scales to the community health volunteers (CHVs) in Anjeva Gare and Ambanitsena communes, to help them monitor the growth of children 5 in their respective villages.