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 the villages where patients came from and one or two serious cases will be referred to MAF so that they can be brought by aircraft to the capital Antananarivo where they can be treated.
Fortunately for most of the eye patients they were able to go home the same day – many able to see clearly for the first time in many years.
The Mad Medical Safari is one of HoverAid’s core programmes in Madagascar and soon it will be joined by a preventative healthcare programme which we will be running in several regions.