ANTANANARIVO – The American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated medical equipment and other health products to equip 116 health facilities in the seven districts of the eastern region of Atsinanana in Madagascar.
The donation, valued at $650,000 (2.7 billion Ariary), is part of a larger initiative to provide more than $8.2 million (34 billion Ariary) worth of medical equipment to clinics and hospitals in Madagascar.
“USAID is working with the government of Madagascar as ‘mpirahalahy mianala’ to build an autonomous health system, so that all Malagasy people can benefit from effective and sustainable health care,” said Dr. Hajarijaona Razafindrafito, Deputy Director of the Office. USAID Health. “We are also supporting the regional initiatives of the Ministry of Public Health by distributing essential products and equipment to health establishments in 14 regions.
Medical equipment and health products handed over at a ceremony last Friday include hundreds of beds and mattresses as well as high-quality equipment to help ensure that patients at local clinics will receive health care services from quality.
Friday’s delivery of medical supplies was made possible through a partnership between USAID TO ACCESS program and the CURE project, a US-based non-governmental organization that provides health material support to developing countries. Additional donations are planned in August 2022, in the Melaky region and in September 2022 in the Analanjirofo region.
In addition to equipment donations, ACCESS provides the Ministry of Public Health with technical support to improve health systems and infrastructure, enabling health workers to improve the quality of services, especially for mothers and young people. children, in support of Madagascar’s national vision of “Health for all”. at any age. »
As the largest national health sector donor in Madagascar, the U.S. government helps improve the health and well-being of the Malagasy people and has provided $85.5 million in 2021 alone to fund health projects. USAID health across Madagascar.