Our Stories | Madagascar

Mission Director Michelle Godette distributes supplemental food for children with moderate acute malnutrition
January 30, 2017

As the emergency in the south of Madagascar continues into the lean season between harvests, the United States government has donated an additional $2.7 million to emergency relief.

The new insectarium will improve the government's ability to counter malaria.
December 21, 2016

The Minister of Public Health, Pr. Lalatiana Andriamanarivo and the Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Michelle Godette, officially inaugurated the entomology department of the National Malaria Control Program’s (NMCP) new insectarium.

December 20, 2016

The crowd had swelled to about thirty people. All of them were young girls and mothers. Some already carried a baby in their arms.  They were intently listening to the community health educator explain the different methods of family planning available at the health center.

November 22, 2016

It has been 25 years since Ranomafana National Park, noted for its rich rainforests, incredible diversity of lemur species and bubbling hot springs (Ranomafana means ‘hot water’ in the Malagasy language), was officially made one of the country’s first national parks in 1991. Over those years the park has delighted thousands of tourists, trained a new generation of biological researchers and development professionals, and revealed many new wonders and scientific discoveries.

A child collects her family’s drinking water from a muddy puddle in the middle of the road
October 28, 2016

Madagascar has been experiencing a prolonged and deepening drought in the south of the country for four years now, which has led to alarming levels of food insecurity.  The crisis has resulted in complete crop failures in a region where most farmers depend on rain-fed agriculture and livestock