After the coronavirus arrived in a remote fishing community in Madagascar, everyone panicked -- except George Manahira, field manager for Pennsylvania State University’s Morombe Archaeological Project (MAP), which is studying the marine protected biodiversity hotspot. Manahira travelled eight hours to buy bleach, sprayers and other cleaning products, as well as 1,000 cloth masks produced by a sewing group. The team gave supplies to each household in Andavadoaka and sprayed disinfectant in the grocery shop, church and schools. Then he and the town's deputy mayor raised $10,000 to provide disposable masks and cleaning supplies to 320 families in neighboring communities. MAP now is surveying who wants the vaccine; if enough people do, the team will raise funds to hire a helicopter to bring in doses.

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