In Madagascar, as in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the number of doctors and specialized health personnel is not sufficient to meet the needs of the population: 24% of the health problems registered globally are concentrated here, compared to just the 3% of the world’s healthcare personnel available in the continent.

To guarantee access to treatment and the right to healthcare, therefore, it is necessary to build, expand and strengthen the health system, not only at the infrastructural level but above all when it comes to the human resources employed locally.

For this reason, 4aWoman promotes the professional training of local health personnel, both in Madagascar and abroad, who in turn trains new health professionals in the country, a key element in ensuring the sustainability and temporal continuity of the project.

Thanks to a ten-year partnership with the Veronesi Foundation, ten doctors have obtained a Level I Master’s Degree in Cervico-vaginal Cytology and one has obtained a Master’s Degree in Ultrasound and Cardiotocographic Techniques at the University of Modena.

It is an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth, which offers the doctors involved the opportunity to receive top-level training and to share this important know-how with colleagues at home.

Furthermore, all the health personnel involved in our health centers is regularly involved in professional training sessions, to ensure the implementation of good practices, the correct update of the international guidelines and  guarantees a high quality service to the population.