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.
BUILDING A COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEM
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.
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
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...
In the first quarter of 2022, Bamako recorded nearly fifty suspected cases of measles. Public health officials collected samples and fourteen cases were confirmed at the national reference laboratory. Several of the 14 positive cases were concentrated in...
Our project to assess and address vaccine confidence using a local, women-designed technology demonstrated that the use of participatory methods and tools to develop and disseminate voice-based social media messages improved both knowledge of, and confidence in,...
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