• Estimated total population:1
  • 21.9 million
  • Maternal mortality ratio:2
  • 440/100,000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate:2
  • 41/1,000 live births
  • Under-five mortality rate:2
  • 58/1,000 live births
  • Total fertility rate:1
  • 4.7
  • Contraceptive prevalence:1
  • 28% (modern methods)
  • 40% (all methods)
  • HIV prevalence:3
  • 0.2%
  • Births with skilled provider:2
  • 44%
  • Sources:
    1Population Reference Bureau 2012 World Population Data Sheet;
  • 2UNICEF Information by Country Program;
  • 3UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010.


Jhpiego began working in Madagascar in 2003, addressing the problem of malaria in pregnancy under the ACCESS Program. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Jhpiego/ACCESS assisted the Ministry of Health and Family Planning through 2009 to update and implement a new national malaria policy and improve the quality of service delivery for malaria in pregnancy. Jhpiego has also partnered with Chemonics International under the SantéNet Project, and with PSI under the Women’s Health Project.

Currently, Jhpiego is implementing a USAID-funded program in Madagascar through the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). With MCHIP, USAID/Madagascar seeks to contribute to a reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality by improving management of high-risk pregnancies, complicated deliveries and neonatal infections.

For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.

Madagascar Country Profile PDF192.08 KB

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