Madagascar - Aide d'urgence pour la lutte contre l'épidémie de peste (Version française uniquement)

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Dec 2017
Signature Date 12 Feb 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 478,275.83
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present operation was initiated with a view to providing emergency assistance to the Government of Madagascar in the fight against the plague epidemic. Indeed, given the many damages caused by this epidemic, a request for emergency assistance was issued by the Malagasy Government to the African Development Bank Group in order to: (i) finance the logistics necessary to stem the plague epidemic; (ii) strengthen the integrated disease surveillance system; and (iii) vigorous social mobilization action to change the population's behavior towards the plague. The total (short-term) emergency need is estimated at approximately $ 10,452,119 for the procurement and distribution of health products and the implementation of surveillance, prevention, community mobilization and strengthening activities. in additional human resources. The Bank Group's expected contribution for the emergency humanitarian grant is US $ 1,000,000 net of taxes, to be made from the Special Relief Fund (SSF). The Bank Group's intervention will: (i) eradicate the major risk of spreading and sustaining the plague epidemic throughout the country, the consequence of which would be a social, health and economic disaster; (ii) to reduce the incidence and lethality of both bubonic and pulmonary forms of plague; and (iii) strengthen the critical catalytic role of Bank financing to address the scarcity of available resources. The provision of this support will strengthen the country's overall capacity to cope with other epidemic risks, as described in the NPC of major pandemics and epidemics. The operation is based on the following two components: (i) Acquisition and delivery of equipment and medical inputs, enhanced surveillance and community mobilization; and (ii) Emergency Grant Management and Funding Management Audit.

Project Objectives

The objective of the operation is to support the Malagasy Authorities and its partners in their efforts to relieve the suffering of the populations victims of the plague epidemic.


The main beneficiaries of the operation are the populations of the areas affected by the epidemic of plague. Specifically, the following districts are concerned: Analamanga; Itasy; Vakinankaratra; Bongolava; High Matsiatra; Amoron'i Mania; Vatovavy Fitovinany; Atsimo Atsinanana; Sofia; Boeny; Betsiboka; Alaotra Mangoro and Atsinanana.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-E00-010
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name CHORFI Imen

Geographic Location

Country Madagascar