After 5 years of political crisis that has worsened an already difficult social and economic situation, Madagascar is emerging as one of the poorest countries on the planet.
In November 2014, Tulipe conducted a field visit to the island to review the medical programmes being undertaken by 4 NGO partners.
Tulipe took advantage of the trip to carry out a photo story of the field visit, with the support of the pharmaceutical company Substipharm. An exhibition was subsequently held in Substipharm’s offices in January 2015.
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- ACCES: “Action Chretienne de Collaboration a l’Education et a la Sante”. They run a small clinic in one of Antananarivo slums, they do a very good job considering they are only two doctors and one nurse.
- MEDECINS DE L’OCEAN INDIEN: NGO created in 1990 in La Réunion by doctors and health professionals all native of Madagascar. They run multidisciplinary health missions including general medicine, surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, and pharmacy. As of today they ran 68 humanitarian missions and treated more than 400,000 patients for free. On that particular mission, they were based in the health center of Manjakandriana, small rural town of Madagascar. Read more about their mission here.
- AR MADA: Created in 1999, it includes nearly 700 volunteer health professionals (physicians, dentists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists …) and organizes 9 medical humanitarian missions per year in remote areas of Madagascar. 115 assignments have been carried out since 1999 with nearly 250,000 consultations. Here is an interesting article on what they do.
- LES ENFANTS DE LA BUSE: This NGO provides osteopathic and medical care to needy children, promotes information and medical prevention with children and medical staff locally. Works within school structures to target all children.