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Youthful Entrepreneur Uses Green Waste Recovery To Fight Malaria In Madagascar

When a coup in Madagascar sent her father into bankruptcy, 24-year-old Hanta Tiana Ranaivo Rajaonarisoa was forced to abandon her business administration studies in the U.S. She took over the family’s unused essential oil-making machine, and now supplies insect repellents to 40 pharmacies in Madagascar. Malaria is one of the country’s top 5 causes of death. Rajaonarisoa says she’s helping protect Madagascar’s amazing biodiversity up to 90 percent of the country’s plant species are endemic by using green waste recovery to make her products. Rajaonarisoa comes from a family of entrepreneurs, but it took a family emergency to push her into business.

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Ethiopian to Stretch Wings to Antananarivo

Africa's largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines announced that it would add Antananarivo,Madagascar, to its network as of March 28, 2017. Ethiopian new nonstop flight would operate three times weekly to and from Addis Ababa, where passengers can connect to and from cities throughout the world, including Washington, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Beirut, Jeddah, Cairo, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said: "Ethiopian, as a national carrier is pleased to add Madagascar to its wide network. Having started serving Africa seven decades ago with our motto "Bringing Africa Closer", we are now continually enhancing our services and working to "Connect Africa to the rest of the world."

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In Madagascar Test, Drone Delivers Medicine by Air

When drones are in the news these days, the context is typically war or surveillance or the speedy deliver of packages to impatient consumers. Here, Heidi Hutner of Stony Brook University offers a “Your Dot” contribution on a recent test in a roadless region in Madagascar that could signal an exciting new frontier for this technology – helping deliver health care to some of the world’s poorest, most isolated communities. Last summer, Stony Brook University’s Global Health Institute teamed up with Vayu, Inc., a Michigan start-up developing drones aiding medical care, to test aerial shipments of blood and fecal samples and drugs between remote villages in Madagascar and Centre ValBio, the university’s biological research center adjacent to a national park.

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Madagascar: Drones Launch Off-Grid Healthcare in Rural Madagascar

Drones, initially developed for warfare, are being co-opted to provide revolutionary off-grid healthcare to those who live in the most remote parts of the world. A fully autonomous drone recently flew blood samples from rural Madagascar to a central lab. The drone was developed by Vayu, a company founded by Daniel Pepper, which aims to bridge the gap between far-flung villages and healthcare that is so often centrally available, but out of reach for local inhabitants. Pepper discovered a chasm between medicinal availability and supply while working as a journalist in India.

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