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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 reports on the state of the outbreak in Madagascar. Currently available in French, these updates are circulated both internally and externally across the PIVOT team and community in order to help keep our 200-person staff aligned and the communities we serve well-informed.

Latest report: 30 novembre-6 décembre

Past reports:


This COVID-19 manual, compiled by our clinical team, aims to provide guidance to the personnel and facilities supported by PIVOT, as well as governments and nongovernmental organizations working in resource-constrained settings. It is intended to be a resource for physicians and other health care professionals working on the frontlines of the pandemic, and is currently available in English and French:


Thank you to all who joined us for our September 24th virtual Science Expo fundraiser and launch of PIVOT Science! Together with our host committee’s challenge match, you leveraged more than $794,000 in support for the delivery of quality health care services in Madagascar. Misaotra betsaka!

Missed the live event? Not to worry – you can check out the recording here:

With travel restrictions preventing our ability to welcome visitors in Madagascar, we are thrilled to offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in our work from the comfort of your own home! This virtual site visit, hosted by PIVOT Executive Director Tara Loyd, fits a week’s worth of activities into a 60-minute video. You’ll take a walk through rural Ifanadiana District, visit a patient’s home with our community health team, tour some of the health facilities we support, meet members of our staff, and more:

This spring, we hosted a live virtual panel series called Voices From The Field to connect our community with members of the PIVOT field team working on the frontlines in Madagascar. Check out the recordings, and stay tuned for announcements about future sessions:



Strong, resilient health systems are the best antidote to the kind of widespread preventable death the world is facing now as a result of COVID-19. As we respond to the needs of Madagascar’s population amid the pandemic, ensuring reliable access to regular quality healthcare services remains our central priority. Your support ensures that we are able to do both.

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We’re grateful for your partnership. If you have any questions, suggestions, or are looking to collaborate with us in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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