Doctors for Madagascar works closely and on an equal basis with experienced local partners. Our partners are Madagascan doctors who work in public, church or private hospitals in the south. You will find some information about these hospitals and health centres on this page.
ESTABLISHED 2012 IN A FORMER RICE MILL – NEW CONSTRUCTION 2015
The hospital is located in the midst of the savannah in remote south west Madagascar. The nearest larger town is a day’s journey away in an off-road vehicle. For several hundreds of thousands of people it is the only surgical clinic they can reach. This is reflected in the large number and seriousness of the cases treated here.
ONE OF THE OLDEST HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTH
Manambaro is a small village at the southernmost point of the Island, about 15 miles from the Indian Ocean and half an hour by car from the town of Fort Dauphin. Despite its basic facilities, this outlying hospital is popular and offers treatment for a broad spectrum of diseases.
FIRST CONTACT POINTS FOR SMALL MEDICAL CONCERNS
Centres de Santé de Base are basic healthcare facilities in the Madagascan countryside. Usually simple stone structures containing an emergency room and an examination room and staffed by a nurse and a midwife, they are the first contact point for the sick. Only rarely is a doctor available.