Polio is a contagious disease caused by the polio virus, which can lead to sudden weakness, physical disabilities and death. It is transmitted through unclean food and infected hands. Children who are not vaccinated or who are not sufficiently vaccinated can transmit or contract polio. Spilled faeces spread the virus in the environment. Hygiene and health" programme on Radio Don Bosco.

Epistaxis is the medical term used to describe nosebleeds. The nose bleeds easily because of its location on the face and the proximity of blood vessels in the wall of the nose. There are two types of epistaxis: anterior epistaxis and posterior epistaxis, behind the nose. Children aged between 5 and 10 generally have nosebleeds, but adults do too. Epistaxis can be caused by shock or other illnesses. Health and hygiene" programme with Radio Don Bosco.


Vertigo is not an illness, but a symptom, a sign that something is wrong with your health. A person who experiences dizziness is conscious; it may be temporary, it may be permanent, it may be repeated. Dizziness is accompanied by other symptoms such as ringing in the ears, headaches, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and sweating. The ‘vestibular system’ inside the ear regulates our balance, and if something goes wrong, that's what causes vertigo. Hygiene and health’ programme produced by Radio Don Bosco.


A canker sore is a disease of the mouth, a shallow, non-haemorrhagic, non-infectious ulcer. The area where it can be found: tongue, inside of the cheek, roof of the mouth, gums, inside of the throat; its shape is round yellow or grey, with a red border. Causes: the mouth is often affected, as a result of using anaesthetic, eating food that is too hot, using a toothbrush that is too powerful, fatigue, stress, hormonal disturbances and intolerance to medication. Hygiene and health" programme with Radio Don Bosco.

Diocese of Miarinarivo

Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Miarinarivo, presented by H.E. Mgr Jean Claude Randrianarisoa. At the same time, the Supreme Pontiff has appointed H.E. Mgr Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, as Apostolic Admnistrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.

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Love and Salvation

Christmas is a great joy, because it is the love of God that has come to us, proclaims Fr. Bizimana Innocent, Provincial Superior of the Salesians Don Bosco of Madagascar and Mauritius, presenting his Christmas greetings. Salvation is accomplished, so life is not in danger of disappearing. It is this love and this salvation that we wish to fill our life so that we have peace.

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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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