Beroroha MMS Report November 2016

It has been 4 months since our medical team last visited Beroroha. Clouds have overtaken the blue skies of July. The wet season is beginning. And with the river swelling, for many, this is the last chance to see a doctor this side of the rains. Over the 5 days of the November 2016 MMS to Beroroha we were able to give… Consultations to 209 people, Major surgery to 8 people, Minor surgery to 5 people, Dental care to 23 people, Echographies to 44 people

Ankavandra MMS Report September 2016

Ankavandra is severed from the outside world for 4 months each year during the rainy season. In the dry season, access is scarcely better with the track a sea of clay dust and the river so low as to make it almost unnegotiable by canoe. Year round the region is blighted by bandits who target the herds of zebu being driven to the cattle market in Tsiroanomandidy.

Over the 5 days of the September 2016 MMS to Ankavandra we were able to give… Consultations to 235 people, Major surgery to 5 people, Minor surgery to 7 people, Dental care to 56 people, Echographies to 29 people.

Eye doctors head to the Mangoky

The team will be treating a range of eye diseases and performing cataract surgery which can restore sight to those who have lost some or all of their vision. The team will be based on the river and by using the hovercraft people from villages along the largest river in Southern Madagascar will benefit. the…

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…

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…

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…