CDC in Madagascar

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has assigned a malaria resident advisor in Madagascar since 2008 under the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). Malaria is endemic in Madagascar. Children and pregnant women are the most affected groups; however, 100% of the population is considered at risk for the disease. CDC supports the implementation of malaria prevention and control activities. CDC also works to strengthen other infectious and vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) programs in the country.

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What CDC is Doing in Madagascar

CDC 2018 Impact in Madagascar

Together with PMI, GF and the NMCP:

  • Distributed 13 million LLINs protecting > 26 million individuals;
  • Purchased and distributed an estimated 1 million RDTs to confirm suspect malaria cases and over 2 million doses of ACTs to facilitate prompt effective treatment for uncomplicated disease;
  • Supported activities to prevent malaria among pregnant women including distribution of LLINs during the first prenatal visit and purchasing and distributing medication to prevent malaria

Treated almost 550,000 households with IRS, protecting > 22 million residents.

Together with the NMCP and the other partners

  • Conducted studies to monitor antimalarial resistance which revealed that ACTs remain effective;
  • Trained two Malagasy laboratorians at the CDC in Atlanta to conduct molecular analysis of malaria parasites in Madagascar;
  • Provided technical assistance to conduct a malaria elimination readiness assessment to inform the country’s first malaria elimination strategy.
CDC Staff in Madagascar
  • 1 U.S. Assignees
  • 0 Locally Employed
Madagascar at a Glance
  • Population: 27,000,000 (2019)
  • Per capita income: $1,510
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 68/M 65 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 40/1,000 live births

Sources: World Bank 2018, Madagascar
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Madagascar

Madagascar Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Diarrheal diseases
  2. Lower respiratory infections
  3. Neonatal disorders
  4. Stroke
  5. Protein-energy malnutrition
  6. lschemic heart disease
  7. Malaria
  8. Congenital defects
  9. Tuberculosis
  10. COPD

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Madagascar

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