In the heart of the Indian Ocean lies one of the poorest countries in the world – Madagascar.
This island has suffered silently from the many difficulties facing its medical system and lack of access to basic medical care.
With a population of nearly 30 million people, Madagascar faces multiple challenges to its healthcare system.
The statistics are frightening – infant mortality is one of the highest in the world, most people live in remote rural areas without access to adequate healthcare, and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis are constantly plaguing the population.
One of the main reasons for this alarming situation is the lack of medical infrastructure.
Many hospitals and health centres in Madagascar are not equipped with basic equipment and medicines and lack qualified medical staff.
The difficulties people face in getting treatment in Madagascar are unimaginable. Sometimes there are simply no ambulances to transport patients or unpaved roads make medical services inaccessible.
Many people live in extreme poverty and cannot afford the costs of treatment and medication.
Children are the worst affected, as many do not survive their first year of life or are left with severe disabilities from illnesses that would have been easily treated elsewhere.
🚑The Betesda Mobile Clinic is a humble tool designed to bring health and joy to the bodies and hearts of Malagasy people.