In a chilly postnatal ward at the Ambohidroa District Hospital, Mamy Rasoahariniaina wrapped her day-old son in a cotton cloth. She added a woolen hat, swaddled her newborn in a blanket and held him close in a warm embrace.
To access the nearest basic health center, villagers in Ambatoharanana, a remote community in northeastern Madagascar, must walk more than six miles to Beforona—over terrain that is too difficult to traverse by car. To reach the nearest regional referral hospital in Moramanga, they mu
Antananarivo, Madagascar — During a prenatal checkup late in her pregnancy, Holandrie Raharifara was dismayed to learn she had high blood pressure, a sign she may be at risk for a potentially life-threatening condition known as pre-eclampsia.
Itaosy, Madagascar – Odile Razafinganahary had just given birth to twin boys when Midwife Agnes Haingo noticed that she was bleeding heavily. When two cotton cloths quickly became soaked with blood, the hospital midwife knew she had to act immediately.