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July 10, 2006 - Ilakaka, Madagascar. A woman waiting to have her consultation at the medical center that MdM are managing for the duration of the project, in order to sensitize the population on HIV/AIDS. Ilakaka is a mushroom village that came out of the desert when a Sapphire mine was discovered in 1998. It is a chaotic and lawless place with violence, prostitution, corruption and high social problem. 80% of the town's women between 18 and 25 are sex worker...MDM (Medecins du Monde) has an HIV/AIDS project with the health branch of the Lutherian Church and work with the local workers to ease the medical problem resulting from these social problems and built a medical center with doctors, medications, Blood analysis laboratory and social worker.
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July 10, 2006 - Ilakaka, Madagascar. A woman waiting to have her consultation at the medical center that MdM are managing for the duration of the project, in order to sensitize the population on HIV/AIDS. Ilakaka is a mushroom village that came out of the desert when a Sapphire mine was discovered in 1998. It is a chaotic and lawless place with violence, prostitution, corruption and high social problem. 80% of the town's women between 18 and 25 are sex worker...MDM (Medecins du Monde) has an HIV/AIDS project with the health branch of the Lutherian Church and work with the local workers to ease the medical problem resulting from these social problems and built a medical center with doctors, medications, Blood analysis laboratory and social worker.