An overview of 2023
We closed the MMS program this year with the mission to Ambatolahy.
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MMS Ankavandra was a successful medical safari where we treated 486 indivuals and offered spiritual support.
MMS Nosy Varika was difficult to reach but once we arrived we were able to help more than anticipated and we plan to return in the future.
MMS Ampasinambo was stressful due to the rain and seriousness of medical conditions we treated, but we were able to help and reach our destinations.
MMS Mangabe was challenging, with insecurity due to bandits, and lack of clean water. But with local community support we helped many people in need.
We returned to Ambatolahy near the west coast with a team of 23 including cooks and drivers. 2 volunteers from England accompanied the MMS team too. The surgeons carried out the most operations ever on an MMS.
The MMS team returned to Beroroha for the first time in two years, using our own base there. The team was small due to aircraft capacity limits, but were still able to treat many difficult cases.
Ankavandra is a rural commune in the District of Miandrivazo, on the Manambolo river. Ankavandra is among the red zones in terms of security, especially in the outlying villages. The commune has about 10,000 villagers, most of whom are farmers and fishermen.