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2012-10-25

AFRICA/MADAGASCAR - A dispensary and a center for the disabled have been inaugurated, a light of hope for the people of Madagascar

Antananarivo (Agenzia Fides) - Two works at the service of the weakest representing hope for a better future for the people of Madagascar. This is the dispensary St. Luigi Orione in Miandrarivo and the House of Charity for the disabled in Antsofinondry, just inaugurated in Madagascar by the Superior General of the Little Work of Divine Providence (Don Orione), Fr. Flavio Peloso. A statement sent to Fides Agency says that the dispensary was built in the city of Miandrarivo, a rural town of about 3000 inhabitants, 27 km away from Faratsiho. The inhabitants have some essential services of medicine. In particular, the maternity ward and dentistry are active, in addition to the laboratory for analysis and ultrasound, a pharmacy and 10 beds for the most serious cases. The House of Charity for the disabled, opened in Antsofinondry, Diocese of Antananarivo, was dedicated to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. It is a modern structure that will welcome people with disabilities in the region with various diseases and a dispensary open to the public, with a doctor and pharmacy. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 25/10/2012)

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