- Organization Name:AiNA soa
- Address:lot 73 Bis Ambohinambo Talatamaty
Malagasy help Malagasy; people been trained, coached and taught so they can help others and themselves.
The main aim of AiNA soa is to empower people. The first focus is on the improvement of the basic health
Condition in the villages in Madagascar.
Madagascar is the fourth biggest islands in the world with around 22 Million inhabitants but only one doctor comes for 7’170 Malagasy. A total of 76 % of the population live below the poverty line. 70 % of the Malagasy live in the rural area. 60–70% of the population have access to primary health care. This means around 7.5 Million people live without access to health care. This is because of the long distance from the village to the health centres (15 to 20 km). People do not have a car, and they have to carry the patient by foot. And when they arrive to the health centre, they often receive poor medical attentions. The medical staff are poorly trained and often not well paid. This leads to carelessness and poor medical service. In addition, people can often not afford the medicine prescribed and go home without treatment. So, they prefer helping themselves based on empirical knowledge or going to the traditional doctors. However, the people do not know how the body functions, when a sickness becomes life threatening or how to give first aid to an injured. This is a big issue of a lack of knowledge which leads to suffering and death.
This incites AiNA soa to intervene in giving this knowledge to the people in the village through training them on the basic health. A teaching material about first aid, care and prevention will be provided as a training tool. People will be trained so that they can help and train volunteers in the rural areas. Then, through knowledge, people will help themselves and others, so that suffering and death will be reduced.
The key activities are:
• Training of the community workers and the students. Thus, the teaching material which contents the first aid, care and prevention will be shared as a tool of the training.
• Organize a meeting with different small and big organizations to encourage a combined approach in Madagascar.
• Seminars in different organizations, schools and to people who are interested on the topic of first aid, care and prevention.
Relationship to Madagascar and its people existed since 1996 and was deepened over the years. In the different visits, the problematic health situation was observed and lead to the pilot project in the year 2006. This pilot project has been assessed three years later in 2009. The reports of the evaluation were so convincing that the fruits of the teaching were easily seen.
Consequently, a legal foundation for the planned activities was needed and an association in Switzerland was founded in the year 2011.
In the beginning of the year 2013, Nicole Imboden came to Madagascar to start the work. An NGO is on-going to be registered in Madagascar.
- Year established:2014
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:Other
Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)
- None specified
Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)
- None specified
Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)
- None specified