Madagascar Overview

As a result of the political events of March 2009, and under the guidance of the USAID Mission, the USAID| DELIVER PROJECT has suspended all activities related to financial and technical assistance to the Government of Madagascar. Instead, the project has focused on supporting the private sector, NGO providers, and community organizations.

As part of the Roll Back Malaria partnership, the project focuses on the priorities identified by USAID, primarily on the procurement and distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs) and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), in collaboration with other in-country partners and local organizations, and on providing logistics management support to NGOs on the rational use of artemisinin-based combination therapy and RDTs. The procurement of these commodities complements other activities, such as the nationwide education of communities on the correct usage of LLINs and other malaria prevention messages through information, education, and communication/behavior change communication.

Madagascar Highlights

Using Bed Nets to Prevent Malaria
In 2012, the project helped support a campaign for universal coverage of households with long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs) in twelve districts of Madagascar. The project supported the procurement of 2.1 million LLINs, and collaborated with in-country partners to ensure that households that needed a bed net were identified, and that bed nets were distributed to the households. The project also supported activities to communicate messages about correct and consistent use of LLINs to prevent malaria. (February 12, 2013)

Improving Supply Chains on World Malaria Day
Approximately 40 percent of the world's population is at risk of contracting malaria, which every year causes more than 300 million acute illnesses and at least one million deaths. If malaria is to be successfully prevented and treated, essential health supplies must be available to clients when and where they need them. Click the link above to read the full article. (April 24, 2012)

Improved Coordination Yields Better Malaria Commodity Management
Madagascar: Improved Coordination Yields Better Malaria Commodity Management
In response to a lack of coordination and absence of data on nationwide stock availability, consumption, orders, and deliveries; partner organizations formed the Malaria Acquisition, Supply, and Stock Management Committee. Read the story.

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