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Some of the latest on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities around the world, people living in countries that lack strong health systems and supply chains are particularly vulnerable. Our response to the epidemic rests upon our ongoing, unchanged strategy of health systems strengthening and universal health coverage. We are working closely with the Ministry of Health at the national level to curtail the pandemic’s spread, and at the district level to coordinate an organized response for case identification, containment, and mitigation contingencies. We are implementing infection control and prevention measures, placing procurement orders for necessary materials, and working with partners such as the Community Health Impact Coalition to develop and implement protocols and training plans for this new scope of work. Our research and monitoring & evaluation teams are leveraging our extensive data analytics capabilities, developing mathematical models of COVID-19 to predict morbidity, mortality, and healthcare workload, and to simulate the impact of a range of interventions and assess which are the best strategies to minimize transmission.


On the ground in Madagascar, our team is producing weekly updates in French on the state of the outbreak in Madagascar. These are shared internally and externally, to help keep our 200-person staff aligned and the Malagasy communities we serve well-informed.


We’ve recently launched a live virtual panel series called “Voices From The Field” that all are invited to join at 12pm EST on Wednesdays. Each session features a panel of experts comprised of our leaders and frontline responders, who come together live to discuss and answer questions surrounding the latest issues related to the pandemic as well as our regular clinical programs.

Register for upcoming session(s):

We are currently taking a break from our weekly schedule to focus on the evolving status of COVID-19 in Madagascar and other organizational priorities, but plan to resume on a bi-weekly basis later this summer. Please check back in July for information on our upcoming virtual events!

Watch recordings of our past sessions:




  • Click here to contribute to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
  • Or visit our regular donate page to support our ongoing work to strengthen Madagascar’s public health system, which we know is the best antidote to widespread preventable death such as what the world is facing now.

Thank you for your continued partnership! If you have any questions, suggestions, or are seeking to collaborate with us in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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