Director's Letter

Medical Care Development International, a Division of the Private Voluntary Organization of Medical Care Development, has worked to enhance the well-being of peoples and communities in developing nations for over 25 years. MCD International has supported health sector interventions across a broad spectrum of program areas to include maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS/TB, malaria prevention and control, water supply and sanitation, and health sector reform and financing. For each project that we manage, MCD International strives to find innovative and creative ways to implement technically appropriate and results-focused best practices that respond to the evolving health status profiles of the beneficiary populations where we work. MCD International has worked with a diverse array of organizations, from grassroots community groups to multi-lateral donor institutions. The experience and knowledge gained through these collaborative efforts has enabled us to incrementally improve the quality and effectiveness of our project portfolio.

Our staff here at MCDI brings an international background and cultural sensitivity that has been gained from cross-cultural field experience and collaboration with partners around the globe. MCD International believes that our work complements the effort of all organizations seeking to advance global health goals; improved quality of life starts with access to knowledge and services that will empower families to successfully improve and manage their own health.

Joséa Ratsirarson
Director of the International Division of Medical Care Development

About the Director

Dr. Ratsirarson is a Medical Doctor with a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology and a Master's in Public Health. Dr. Ratsirarson has worked for MCDI for 20 years serving as Country Representative in Madagascar and Project Director. Dr. Ratsirarson’s technical areas of expertise include maternal and child health, nutrition, family planning, water, sanitation and hygiene, communicable and non-communicable diseases, behavior change, health policy, health system strengthening.

In 2016, Dr. Ratsirarson had served as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar for 2 years. Dr. Ratsirarson had a joint appointment as a Research Professor at Mahajanga University in Madagascar teaching Master’s level public health students in epidemiology and public health.