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.
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
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.
My nsme is Lynn from Toronto Canada, just wonder if you have a clinic to serve the community? I have a suite case of wound care kits, physicians masks … donated here from the organization called “NOT JUST TOURISTS” in Toronto. Please let me know where i can drop them off when I visit Andasibe on October 1st. Thanks
Yes, you can bring the medical items. We do not run our own clinic but partner with others in the area. If nothing else there is the local hospital in Andasibe and they could probably use them. Thank you.