Mozambique Appeal raises £35,000

A number of grant making trusts have also supported the appeal which has meant we’ve been able to secure a Griffon hovercraft which will be suitable for use in Mozambique and Madagascar and which is currently being made ready in the UK. We understand the greater needs of the people of Haiti and now Chile…

Anjebetrongo and Ampasinambo clinics a success

HoverAid’s Mad Medical Safari team returned from the latest field trip tired but happy. Over a two week period over 450 patient consultations resulted in 30 eye operations, and 12 other surgical procedures all carried out in some of the most remote communities in Madagascar. Not all the medical procedures could be carried out in…

Mozambique Appeal

It is clear from HoverAid’s use of hovercraft in both 2000 and 2007 that these vehicles are extremely useful in a flood relief emergency, able to gain access across flooded ground, mud, fields, and fast flowing river channels filled with unseen obstacles and debris. The forecast this coming year is for more floods, and these…

Mad Medical Safari to Ankavandra

Ankavandra October 2009 Klaas-Jan de Koning, Hoveraid Hovercraft The hovercraft performed as normal. The river was streaming slowly and there were a lot of  sandbanks. The back fingers has to be replaced. We took off the whole back of the skirt with the fingers and took it to Tana. The fuel guages need replacin and…

Mad Medical Safari Beroroha September 2009

Klaus Broersma drove the hovercraft from Tana to Beroroha with the newly constructed trailer which churches in Somerset in the UK have been raising funds for. The new system that Jeroen developed for (un)loading the hovercraft off/on the trailer works very well. We got stuck with the trailer and decided to leave it behind, unload…

Madagascar hemmed in by cyclone

by Matt Taylor Source BBC News 22 January 2009 Madagascar is currently under the influence of not one, but two tropical cyclones, one off its west coast and one off its east coast. Tropical Cyclone Fanele (09S) is centred off the southwest coast, approximately 250 miles southwest of the capital Antananarivo. The storm is currently…

Largest Mad Medical Safari on Mangoky

A team of 30 from South Korea joined us at our base and two hovercraft were used to enable the medical teams to access remote villages. The Mad Medical Safari is already making a real difference. One patient arrived after breaking his leg two weeks earlier; gangrene had set in and without the swift intervention…