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Ambika, 75 years fighting leprosy and tuberculosis

Ambika, Madagascar
Salomé Suarez-Detoeuf

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A young girl affected with leprosy washes her feet in order to avoid the hardening of the skin and possible injuries. In Madagascar there are over 1,600 new cases of leprosy per year
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Ambika is one of the many health centers run by Catholic sisters. At the ceremony, the sisters inaugurated a new building (six bedrooms, a dining hall, a chapel and a kitchen)
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Children from the village dance to celebrate Ambika’s 75 years
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Villagers suffering from tuberculosis sweep the village the day after the celebration
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A shy girl in the middle of a group of Ambika’s children


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