Population, Health and Environment at Community Level in Madagascar, Part 1

USAID Community Capacity for Health Program

Produced By: Zoom Film

Publication Date: 6/9/2021 Video Length: 5:52

The population of the village of Ambilo benefited from the support of the Population, Health and Environment (PHE) sub-project in 2018, led by the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program. Families in the small village of Ambilo, within the rural municipality of Ambohimahamasina in the Haute Matsiatra region, rely mainly on agriculture for their livelihoods and are therefore heavily dependent on the preservation of natural resources. This is a collection of testimonies from families and community actors who are integral to the sustainability of solutions designed to improve livelihoods through yam cultivation and access to local health services.

The USAID Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Integration Activity in Madagascar (2017-2019) was led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. under the USAID Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) Project and USAID’s Community Capacity for Health Program. The PHE Integration Activity in Madagascar had the objective of studying, documenting, and promoting the effective integration of PHE activities with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Public Health, and the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women, and other stakeholders in Madagascar.

The PHE Integration Activity ended in 2019, however, the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program in Madagascar continued family planning, child health, and monitoring and evaluation work in the same geographic areas. The USAID Community Capacity for Health Program—known in Madagascar as Mahefa Miaraka—was a five-year (2016–2021) community-based integrated health program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program was a collaborative effort among the Ministry of Public Health, USAID, and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Mahefa Miaraka provided tools and capacity-building training to approximately 10,000 community health volunteers who provided basic maternal health, child health, and family planning services to their local communities. Learn more about the program: https://www.jsi.com/project/usaid-com…

John Snow, Inc., and our nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. Learn more at www.jsi.com