Human Health and Family Planning

In collaboration with Voahary Salama, Mitsinjo helped run a diverse set of initiatives between 2004 and 2009 targeted at improving the health and well-being of the Andasibe-area population.

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Some highlights of the project and related work include:

  • Family planning trainings and distribution of contraceptives
  • STD awareness and related testing
  • Water sanitation as part of the Wash Project, which included improving available lavatories and distributing information and raising awareness of best hygiene practices
  • Distribution of mosquito nets and informing community of issues related to malaria and other disease transmitted by mosquitoes
  • Installation of wells in rural areas around Andasibe previously without safe sources of drinking water
  • Trained Agent du Santé du Base Communitaire and helped highlight the important links between the health of people and the health of local ecosystems

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We also have worked to install and repair vital infrastructure, including rebuilding the primary school at Maromahatsinjo in Torotorofotsy following its destruction after a cyclone, as well as helping to start a dispensary which would allow people in rural areas better access to their medications.

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