A&T’s work in Madagascar began in 2018 as a partnership with the National Community Nutrition Program Unit (UPNNC) and the Ministry of Public Health (MSANP) in support of the Projet d’Amélioration des Résultats Nutritionnels (PARN). As a technical partner for social and behavior change (SBC), A&T conducted situational analyses and formative research that laid the groundwork for an SBC strategy, jointly designed with national stakeholders and PARN partners. Now PARN is scaling up interventions from the SBC strategy in eight regions.
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Dr. Priscilla Ravonimanantsoa is the Madagascar Program Director and joined A&T in November 2019. Dr. Priscilla is a physician with a specialization in public health. She has worked in nutrition for more than 15 years in Madagascar, Uganda, and Burkina Faso, with governmental and UN agencies and NGOs. She also held a variety of roles with the Linkages project including National Project Coordinator. Prior to joining A&T, she served as nutrition specialist with the National Community Nutrition Program (UPNNC).
Harilalao Razafimandimby joined the A&T team as Project Coordinator in March 2020 and has more than 20 years of experience working in nutrition in Madagascar. Prior to joining A&T she was the Manager of Social and Behavior Change Communication with the government of Madagascar’s National Nutrition Office. She has a Master’s degree in social science and geography from the University of Antananarivo.
Dr. Wilson Rakotoarimanitra
Wilson is a medical doctor by training, with extensive experience in nutrition and project management, having worked for INGOs including USAID, LINKAGES, and CRS. Prior to joining A&T, Wilson worked as a regional coordinator at the National Office of Nutrition (ONN), a body responsible for multisectoral coordination under the Prime Minister’s Office, where he supported implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation. He joined the A&T team in Madagascar in June 2020 as an MLE Officer.