Consultations take place in village schools, when possible. More serious cases are referred to a local hospital where a team of medical specialists from Madagascar's capital Antananarivo voluntarily work for a week, mainly doing operations.
Plenty of attention for a young patient in a crowded little school.
No hook to hang the tension spring scales on.
Collecting blood for a malaria test. It is a major cause of death.
Patients are always instructed about the use of their medicine.
Smartphones and the tropical medicine handbook can (sometimes) give result.
Through marshes back to the hovercraft.
The hovercraft is a pleasant change from every-day life.
Plastic cloth must prevent bat droppings hitting the operating table.
The specialists from the capital also work as volunteers.
Students discussing what is happening in the operating theatre.
Operations are done under primitive conditions.
A patient, still on a drip, is carried into a room after his operation.
Room with patients and their families, who take care of them.
Seriously ill patient.
A boy has fainted.
A specialist doing a sonographic examination in a storage room.
Dentistry consists only of extractions and stitching, but brings much relief.
The teams dentist teaching the students how to extract.
In the absence of lamps smartphones are used to throw light.
A man who can not be helped is brought to the airstrip.
He is escorted to the small plane that will take him to the capital.
Luckily there is always a bar at the end of another tiring day.