Mali Health improves maternal and child health by supporting women, communities, and the community health system to develop local solutions that ensure every mother and child has access to quality primary care.

We aim to end preventable maternal and child mortality by helping communities build participatory, community-led, and equitable health systems that meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of their community.


Mali’s decentralized health system presents many challenges, and many opportunities. When we help communities manage their resources to improve the quality and availability of maternal and child healthcare in their health centers, the results are astounding. By supporting community members, we help the health system to function the way it was designed to – with full community participation and local ownership.

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The amount that 5,200 women in peri-urban communities are saving every year, 25 cents at a time


Mali Health community health workers have not lost a single mother or child in their care in over 8.5 years


Facility-based delivery rate at partner health centers, versus 55% nationally


Vaccination coverage rate at partner health centers, versus 20.2% nationally


Meet the women of Coopérative Bènkadi in Sanankoro

Meet the women of Coopérative Bènkadi in Sanankoro

One morning in March, at the beginning of Mali’s hot season, we went to meet Fatoumata to learn more about the activities of the women of Sanankoro, and their cooperative. Despite the blazing heat, 40° C (104° F) in the shade, Fatoumata generously welcomes us under...

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Collecting data and waste for Gnaman ni Sôrô ni Kènèya

Collecting data and waste for Gnaman ni Sôrô ni Kènèya

The following are excerpts written by Adam Aicha Hanne, an MPH – PharmD student who spent her summer practicum working with the Mali Health team in Bamako. She worked on the Gnaman ni Sôrô ni Kènèya project with the Community Capacity Building department. The goals of...

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In Mali’s decentralized health system, ASACOs (community health associations) are instrumental to not only the delivery of primary health care services – particularly maternal and child healthcare – but they are also the primary structure that ensures community...

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P.O. Box 51632
Durham, NC 27717

Hamdallaye ACI 2000
Rue 100 Porte 200
Commune IV du District de Bamako, Mali
+1 617 475 0995

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