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Training of medical personnel in Madagascar

2019.08.02 //

The Foundation has funded a project of NGO Santé Sud to training 37 local doctors to improve health care provided to the population of 7 rural communities of Madagascar.

Madagascar has more than 24 million of population but, is calculated that 71,5 % of the population, lives below the poverty rate. Due to the socio-political crisis since 2009, state investment in health services has declined drastically as little its dedicate only 3% from PIB.

In the face of this situation, in 1989, Santé Sud initiated a health personnel training program to fill the lack of specialist doctors in the country. Since then it has trained more than 300 community doctors working in 4 African countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Lebanon and Madagascar. Each year, these actions benefit approximately to 5 million of vulnerable people.

With the 20 thousand euros contributed by our Foundation, 7 trainee doctors and 30 more, have been trained to improve the care to the patients of rural areas of Analamanga, Itasy, Vakinnakaratra, Bongolava, Atsimo, Andrefana, Boeny and Sofia, as well as promoting good practices in generalist medicine, emergency medicine and maternal and perinatal care.

This training was in capital Antananarivo and carry on the doctors Etienne Kras and Jean-François Pontic, both emergency doctors in France. All the attendees, received adapted medical equipment for emergency management, emergency action practices and also made a visit to a public health centre in Itasy.