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…