08 Jun In Madagascar, UNICEF and GAVI work to protect health gains for young children
Suzanne Beukes and Shantha Bloemen, UNICEF
Mothers with small infants clutch their pink child health cards outside the centre, as they seek shade from the hot sun. Next to the clinic, older women and men gather with different produce they have brought to sell at the adjacent weekly local market.
Standing amid it all is paramedic Hantamalala Ramanandraibe, the health centre’s sole health worker. Only in the job a few months, she’s responsible for an estimated 4,600 people.