Madagascar MIKOLO Project
The USAID/Madagascar MIKOLO project is a five-year initiative that will increase use of community-based primary health care services and the adoption of healthy behaviors among women of reproductive age, children under age five, and infants in six of Madagascar’s 22 regions. Through empowering the Malagasy people to adopt healthier behaviors and access integrated family planning, reproductive health, maternal, newborn, and child health, and malaria services, the project will contribute to Madagascar’s return to being a free, democratic partner for global peace and development. Building on previous and current successes in integrated community-based service delivery, the MIKOLO project will also contribute to the achievement of the maternal and child health Millennium Development Goals by increasing the quality of primary health care services. The project focuses on enhancing local ownership through capacity building to local implementing partners, and together developing systems capable of sustaining health improvements.