Madagascar is expected to be the foreland of many - especially East African - countries, which will increasingly suffer from drought as a result of global warming. The most vulnerable people are hit hardest by these droughts. That is why ZOA, together with Medair, focuses on supporting those who are most likely to find themselves in distress: young children who are malnourished and who do not live near a clinic.We provide good nutrition and ensure that people regain access to clean drinking water. Our working areas are Beloka, Ambovombe and Tshihombe.
Water and food
Together with Medair, we help people in southern Madagascar with clean drinking water, food and sanitation. Where necessary, we supply water with trucks. In addition, we build storage points for water and we sit down with communities to distribute scarce water as fairly as possible.
Focus on the most vulnerable
Two mobile health teams will use motorcycles to visit remote villages to provide therapeutic food to severely malnourished children. Acute malnourished children will be referred to the hospital. We support the parent who goes with the child by offering him or her free meals during the hospital stay. Furthermore, six clinics are supported where not only children receive medical help, but also pregnant and breastfeeding women.