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Madagascar: 98 lepers and their families banished from society by the local people




Madagascar: 98 lepers and their families banished from society by the local people
The center of Marana in the Fianarantsoa region, in the southeast of Madagascar and held by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny along with a medical team welcome 98 patients treated for leprosy and their families, with in the background with a work of preparation for reintegration after healing.

The implantation of the leper colony created in 1911 in the area would still arouse some reluctance and fears on the part of the local population seeking to place the place under perpetual quarantine on the Malagasy Highlands.

The lepers are thus victims of permanent hostility from their immediate environment due to their illness.

This is why when the lepers want to sell or swap with villagers in the vicinity of animals or vegetables grown within the Leprosarium, the fruit of their work is never buy with locals who fear contracting the disease.

The ARMADA (Action of reflection for Madagascar) association advocates for changing mentalities and three years supplies the center of Marana in medicines, food and school supplies, as relates the site midi - madagasikara.mg.



Antso Rajaona


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