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  More than half a million Malagasy people in the cities of Antananarivo Mahajanga and Toliara now have access to clean water thanks to a public private partnership between the US government through the US Agency for Development International USAID the Coca Cola Foundation and other partners Through the 8 5 million Alliance for Water and Development AMA the association has since 2017 built 350 water distribution points promoted good hygiene practices and improved the operations of Madagascar s national water company JIRAMA including reducing water loss and improving its water quality management The WADA project has been a successful collaboration with leading companies and foundations the Malagasy government JIRAMA water and sanitation experts from the non profit sector and most importantly the communities themselves to create solutions to the problem of access to clean water in Madagascar USAID Mission Director Anne N Williams said at the project s closing ceremony Created in line with the Government of Madagascar s priority to improve water and sanitation throughout the country the AMA was implemented by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor a UK based NGO in partnership with Global Environment and Technology Foundation and JIRAMA It was co financed by USAID and the Coca Cola Foundation According to the World Bank 12 percent of Antananarivo s 3 2 million inhabitants lack access to basic water services while in Mahajanga and Tulear 11 percent and 16 percent respectively lack these services WADA worked in these three key cities and 19 surrounding communes where a significant need for access to clean water and sanitation services was identified The project also supported improvements to six JIRAMA laboratories for testing water quality While AMA activity is winding down USAID s commitment to improving water and sanitation in Madagascar has not having provided about 46 million in assistance to WASH since 2017 and they are planned to start major new WASH activities in rural and urban areas next year The United States stands with Madagascar as the mpirahalahy mianala to help improve the health and well being of the Malagasy people
US-led partnership brings clean water to 500,000

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Mahajanga and Toliara

More than half a million Malagasy people in the cities of Antananarivo, Mahajanga and Toliara now have access to clean water thanks to a public-private partnership between the US government, through the US Agency for Development International (USAID), the Coca Cola Foundation, and other partners.

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Through the $8.5 million Alliance for Water and Development (AMA), the association has, since 2017, built 350 water distribution points; promoted good hygiene practices; and improved the operations of Madagascar‘s national water company, JIRAMA, including reducing water loss and improving its water quality management.

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“The WADA project has been a successful collaboration with leading companies and foundations, the Malagasy government, JIRAMA, water and sanitation experts from the non-profit sector, and most importantly, the communities themselves to create solutions to the problem of access.

to clean water.

in Madagascar,” USAID Mission Director Anne N.

Williams said at the project’s closing ceremony.

Created in line with the Government of Madagascar’s priority to improve water and sanitation throughout the country, the AMA was implemented by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, a UK-based NGO, in partnership with Global Environment and Technology Foundation and JIRAMA.

It was co-financed by USAID and the Coca Cola Foundation.

According to the World Bank, 12 percent of Antananarivo’s 3.2 million inhabitants lack access to basic water services, while in Mahajanga and Tulear, 11 percent and 16 percent, respectively, lack these.

services.

WADA worked in these three key cities and 19 surrounding communes where a significant need for access to clean water and sanitation services was identified.

The project also supported improvements to six JIRAMA laboratories for testing water quality.

While AMA activity is winding down, USAID’s commitment to improving water and sanitation in Madagascar has not, having provided about $46 million in assistance to WASH since 2017, and they are planned to start major new WASH activities in rural and urban areas next year.

The United States stands with Madagascar as the mpirahalahy mianala to help improve the health and well-being of the Malagasy people.

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