Commune of Ranobe, Amboasary District. People in the south-east of Madagascar are facing the most acute nutritional and food crisis the region has seen in recent years.


Having first worked in Madagascar in 2987, we closed our lastest projects in 2017.

In October and November 2017, we supported Madagascar’s Ministry of Health staff in tackling an outbreak of plague.

The port city Tamatave (also known as Toamasina), on the eastern coast of Madagascar, had the largest concentration of plague cases after the capital, Antananarivo.

We arrived there in October to help set up and manage a plague triage and treatment centre.

Our work focused on boosting hygiene and infection control measures in and around the centre, training medical staff, conducting health promotion activities in the community, and improving patient triage systems.

By November, the outbreak was under control and our team started to wind down its activities in Tamatave.

MSF, Doctors Without Borders, Malnutrition

Fighting malnutrition it’s about funding and sound strategies, not rocket science

Op-Ed 10 Dec 2021
Enora, MSF doctor in medical consultation.

Update: access granted for medical staff

Press Release 23 Aug 2021
A picture of an exploratory mission led by MSF to respond to the on-going nutritional crisis in Madagascar.

Madagascar: MSF steps up response to nutrition crisis in Grand Sud

Latest News 12 Jul 2021
A picture of the MSF flag

As famine looms in southern Madagascar, MSF appeals for massive increase in emergency food aid

Press Release 17 May 2021

Madagascar: Working with communities to beat the plague

Latest News 8 Nov 2017

MSF supports Madagascar in tackling plague outbreak

Latest News 23 Oct 2017