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UNFPA​ ​Madagascar,​ ​watching​ ​over Maromiandra’s​ ​women​ ​(District​ ​of​ ​Tuléar II)​ ​following​ ​the​ ​floods​ ​of​ ​January​ ​2017

31 January 2017

The area of Atsimo Andrefana, particularly the commune of Maromiandra of the District of Tuléar II, was touched by a flood caused by heavy rains during the month of January 2017. 800 ha of crops were destroyed leaving no prospect of harvest for the inhabitants.This community is composed of 9,678 people including 2,265 women of childbearing age.

In order to save the lives of pregnant women, who are among the most vulnerable groups in this context, UNFPA Madagascar has endowed the Municipal Health Centre of Maromiandra with medicine and medical equipment (Emergency Reproductive Health Kits) as well as 129 individual delivery kits and 100 dignity kits. 

With this endowment, the lives of a thousand pregnant women will be saved through access to free maternity care at the CSB II of Maromiandra. In fact, this CSB will offer 900 prenatal and postnatal consultations, 130 free and quality assisted deliveries for a period of 5 months. 

Hortense, 25 years old, giving birth to her 3rd child, is one of the beneficiaries of these kits. "My child was born on the 26th of January 2017 at 8:15 am. I thank the medical staff of the CSB II who knew how to give me the necessary care for the smooth progress of my childbirth in spite of the difficult situation that we passed through. I am particularly pleased that the care has been offered to us, that my baby is doing well and that I was able to receive the necessary clothes and warm my newborn baby and hygiene items for myself, "said the young mother, who lost everything during the flood.