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.
While the Time + Tide Foundation is an education-focused organisation, we provide medical treatment for children who require hospitalisation and consultations with specialists. Additionally,
in Madagascar, we employ a part-time medical doctor and three full-time nurses to service 20 villages in the Loky-Manambato Protected Area, some of which are over 45km from the nearest clinic. This means that 2,800 residents of these villages now have reliable medical care in the comfort of their own homes, and an additional 6,000 residents from neighbouring communities only travel a few kilometres to consult qualified healthcare professionals.
Over the course of 2021, these medical professionals provided close to 2,300 free consultations to residents, sparing them an estimated collective total of $88,000 USD in medical fees and associated travel costs.