Medicines next to MAF Cessna 208
Gino Antsatiana Randrianasolo

Salama charters MAF planes in Madagascar to send life-saving supplies where they are needed most.

Essential medicines are reaching isolated communities across Madagascar because of a partnership with non-profit organisations Salama and MAF.

The flights are delivering supplies used by health workers to treat illnesses, including malaria, in the most remote areas of the island nation.

MAF recently flew three charter flights to Marolambo, bringing around two tonnes of medication that would otherwise take heavy trucks around 15 days to reach.

There had never been a delivery to remote areas that was done in one day
Rova Rabemantsoa, Salama’s Logistics Manager.

Salama is a non-profit association created in 1996 by the Malagasy Government with the support of international partners such as the European Union and the World Bank. It operates under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Public Health.

MAF Finance manager and OPS coordinator with SALAMA's Logistics team
Gino Antsatiana Randrianasolo
MAF and SALAMA - from left to right: Sylvain, Haja, Tahiry, Fenintsoa, Rova

Its mission consists of ensuring the procurement of essential generic medicines, medical consumables, and medical equipment at affordable prices for public health facilities and private non-profit organisations operating across Madagascar.

Our wish is that our partnership with MAF continues and expands

Without their work, medical centres and doctors in remote areas would not have enough resources to treat patients. Yet, there is still more work to be done, ensuring that no one is left behind in their time of need.

The beneficiaries of this reliable supply of medicines include patients at Community Health Centres in isolated regions.

Our medicine is the cheapest

Crucially, Salama’s collaboration with partners ensures that certain life-saving treatments, such as those for tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria, are provided free of charge.