13 Jun Can a GAVI conference help a lone nurse in rural Madagascar?
PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk
As the only qualified provider of healthcare for nearly 5,000 people in rural Madagascar, 29-year-old paramedic Hantamalala Ramanandraibe is hardly short of job satisfaction. It is sleep she lacks.
Yet pressure is about to increase on Ramanandraibe, who is paid 300,000 ariary ($150) per month to work in a three-room clinic with neither water nor electricity. She and other dedicated health workers around the world are key components in moves to increase the level of child vaccination in poor countries, but the focus is on providing the medicine rather than the manpower to administer it.