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Since 2011, Doctors for Madagascar has worked to ensure access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for communities facing vulnerable situations in Madagascar.

An SNF grant supports Doctors for Madagascar’s ongoing project to improve maternal and neonatal health care in the country. This project focuses on training and capacity building for health care providers, a rural ambulance referral system for maternal and neonatal emergencies, mobile clinics, and ultrasound examinations to detect pregnancy complications. It also includes a cost-sharing arrangement to prevent catastrophic health expenditure and reduce medical impoverishment and digital savings plans to pay for maternal health care.

The project aims to benefit women living in the catchment areas of 59 partnering Basic Health Centers, which cover a total population of approximately 300,000 women. In addition, the project will support more than a hundred health workers at both primary and secondary health facilities in the project region.