Madagascar is the only country in the world where the standard of living has fallen since 1960. Three-quarters of its 25 million inhabitants live below the poverty line.
In the same way as many countries in the African continent, the Madagascan population is also seriously affected by Sickle Cell Disease. In 2018, thanks to the Sickle Cell Disease Program,1,600 people were treated, 3,150 were screened, 3,380 were informed and 91 healthcare professionals were trained.
In 2018, the CERES program in Fianarantsoa obtained a success rate of 92% in the BEPC (compared to 50% in region) and 94% in the baccalaureate (compared to 56% in region).
That same year at the hospitality school “La Rizière” in Fianarantsoa, the focus was placed on strengthening the teaching skills of trainers, who were supported in the preparation of their lessons and the appropriation of more participative methods.
Finally, in order to reach highly vulnerable populations in rural environments, the Support for Small Enterprises program provided a new mobile and simplified service offering.