Table 6. Index of services and facilities (adapted from Pollnac 1998). X indicates that the service or facility was present. None of the communities had a hospital, a doctor, a dentist, a school, piped water, sewer pipes/canals, sewage treatment facilities, an electric service, a telephone service, a food market, a pharmacy, a petrol station, hard-top road access, or banking facilities.

Services/facilities Cap Masoala Nosy Atafana Sahamalaza Tampolo Tanjona
Medical clinic X
Primary school X X X X X
Hotel or guest house X X
Restaurant X
Public transportation X