In Zambia and Madagascar, the 2019 Human Development Report states that respectively 63% and 44% of births are attended by skilled health personnel. The maternal mortality ratios are 224 and 353 deaths per 100,000 live births. Only 26% of the population in Zambia and a mere 11% in Madagascar have access to basic sanitation facilities.

Our Response

While the Time + Tide Foundation is an education-focused organisation, we provide medical treatment for children who require hospitalisation and consultations with specialists.

In 2023, we continued providing medical support to the residents of the Ampisikinana District through our local medical team. The medical outreach programme aims to relieve residents in this remote and difficult-to-access area from the time and cost of travel to reach the nearest medical facility. Throughout the year, Dr. Julien, three full-time and two part-time nurses we employ collectively provided 3,365 free medical consultations to Ampisikinana residents, and we estimated the avoided fees and travel costs of these consultations to be approximately $76,000 USD.