The Hoveraid base camp is reached after days of hard travel through the interior of Madagascar, by 4x4, oxcart, dug-out canoe and hiking. From there the hovercraft brings the teams to outlying villages where they can dispense basic health care.
Passing through beautifull nature on the way to base camp.
Four wheel drives are a neccesity.
It's dry season, oxcarts take the luggage over the sand, the river is low.
Loading dug-out canaoe's to cross the river.
Crossing the river with a strong current.
Oxcart with equipment arrives in the base camp.
The camp has one pump, two latrines.
A team on the way to a hovercraft.
Hovercraft can come where cars, bikes and boats can not.
From a sand-bank the team still needs to wade through the water.
And the sludge of paddy-fields, to get to a village.
Consultations in a dilapidated schoolbuilding.
The Malagasi doctor also does the translating.
For the Dutch students the trip is also a learning process.
A patient straight from work in the fields.
Some schools are relatively new.
It is always busy the few times a year a team comes by.
Patients are also seen outside, if a school is very small.
Sometimes there even is no school to hold consultations.
Lunch, prepared by villagers. Usually there is no time to eat.
Health and sexual education is not forgotten.
And so the kids have a condom balloon to play with.