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    • Interim Governor of Atsinanana, Bemahefa Gervais and the Representative of Public Health of Atsinanana, Razafiariosoa Celestine Vavy help cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the Africa Mercy's hospital ship on the dock at Toamasina
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Hospital ship to commence free life-changing surgeries for selected patients in Madagascar

This marks Mercy Ships’ fourth field service in Madagascar, following previous visits in 1996, 2015 and 2016

More than 120 community leaders, dignitaries and other guests gathered on board the hospital ship, the Africa Mercy® (May 15th) to celebrate the imminent start of international charity Mercy Ships’ (www.MercyShips.org) impactful surgical interventions in Madagascar. After extensive preparations for the hospital’s launch, attendees including the Mayor of Toamasina, Nantenaina…

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Koen proud of Bok Women's Rugby World Cup (RWC) qualification

The South Africans beat Madagascar by 46-17 to defend their title as African champions and kept their undefeated record at Stade Makis in Antananarivo, which now stands at six consecutive Tests

Springbok Women head coach Louis Koen applauded his troops for their structured approach in their final match of the Rugby Africa Women's Cup on Sunday, with the victory over Madagascar not only confirming Rugby World Cup 2025 qualification, but also sealed WXV 2 entry. The South Africans beat Madagascar by…

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RugbyPass TV To Stream Rugby Africa Women’s Cup Final for Historic Debut

Defending champions, South Africa will compete against host nation Madagascar to secure pathway for the 2025 Women’s World Cup in England

The final round of the 2024 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup organized by Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), the continental governing body of Rugby across Africa will be streamed live for the first time on RugbyPass TV (www.RugbyPass.com), official free streaming service of World Rugby, at 13:00 (East Africa Time) local time in…

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Koen pleased with game plan execution

The changes worked out for the Bok Women in their 63-5 victory, much to the delight of their coach

Springbok Women head coach Louis Koen praised his squad for transferring the work they’ve done on the training field to match day in their big victory over Kenya in Madagascar on Wednesday, something they have not always mastered in the past. Koen said they decided to tweak their approach for…

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Winning starts on the road to England 2025 for South Africa and Madagascar

The Springbok Women beat Cameroon 55-0 and Madagascar delighted another big crowd in Antananarivo with a brilliant 29-22 comeback win in the first round of the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup 2024

South Africa and Madagascar got off to winning starts in their bid to win the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup 2024 and qualify for WXV 2 and Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025. Reigning champions South Africa brushed aside Cameroon 55-0, while tournament hosts Madagascar came from behind to edge Kenya, 29-22.…

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    • The Secretary General of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SCEAM), Rev. Rafael Simbine Junior (left), greeting Pope Francis (right), represented the African continent during a session in Rome from November 28 to 30, 2022
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Preparatory Workshop for the African Delegates to the Second Session of the Synod on Synodality

Towards October 2024: “How can we be a Synodal Church in mission?”

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (SECAM.org), in collaboration with the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) is organizing a workshop for the African Delegates to the Second Session of the Synod on Synodality in October 2024. The workshop is scheduled to take place from 23 – 26…

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Climate change: Malaria on the rise with healthcare out of reach

The reported number of malaria cases in 2023 exceeded the national epidemic threshold: 2.8 million cases and 400 deaths were recorded, compared to 1.7 million in 2022

Madagascar is one of the countries most affected by malaria. According to the Ministry of Public Health, the reported number of malaria cases in 2023 exceeded the national epidemic threshold: 2.8 million cases and 400 deaths were recorded, compared to 1.7 million in 2022. In Ikongo district, where Médecins Sans…

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Hero’s journey: How United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) helps mothers in Madagascar to access emergency obstetric care

In recent years, three in five deliveries in Madagascar have occurred at home, many unassisted by skilled birth attendants

It was time to leave for the hospital. Samueline Razafindravao had intended to give birth at her home in southern Madagascar, but after encountering difficulties, decided to go to her local health centre. Once there, health staff realized she required urgent care they couldn’t provide – she would have to…

Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Madagascar |

Madagascar-France: Renforcement des liens et coopération prometteuse

Au cours de cette rencontre, la Ministre a tenu à réitérer les sincères remerciements du Gouvernement malagasy au Gouvernement français pour sa contribution au « Basket Fund »

Antananarivo 22 mars, madame Rafaravavitafika Rasata, Ministre des Affaires étrangères, a reçu monsieur Aurélien Lechevallier, Directeur Général de la Mondialisation, de la Culture, de l'Enseignement et du Développement International au sein du Quai d'Orsay. Au cours de cette rencontre, la Ministre a tenu à réitérer les sincères remerciements du Gouvernement…

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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), World Food Programme (WFP) Explore Renewable Energy Solutions for Enhanced Food Security in Madagascar

The delegates examined ongoing challenges in rural energy deployment, as well as the tender management processes

A joint team from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has concluded a three-day series of strategic discussions on enhancing food security through renewable energy in Madagascar. The talks, which ended on 15 March 2024, were led by Robert Lisinge, ECA’s Acting Director for…