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'Islands of hope'

Rural health stations bring education for healthier living and relif from suffering

Health care and its delivery have been front and center in the United States in recent years. It's also important in Madagascar — an island nation the size of Texas and home to 15 million people. The Lutheran church there has a long tradition of health ministry. Today the Malagasy Lutheran Church supports 25 hospitals or dispensaries and serves nearly 500,000 patients a year throughout the island.


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