During COVID-19 and this moment of political transition in Mali, our work continues. These challenges present more obstacles to ensuring that every mother and child has access to quality healthcare. Please, if you can, we hope you will contribute, or buy a bar of soap, and together we will help make sure families and health centers have the essential resources they need to stay healthy, always.
Mali Health helps communities improve the health of mothers and children.
We have a vision for how communities can ensure access to high-quality healthcare within their local health system, and for how even the poorest communities in Mali can achieve health for all.
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 6 years
Facility-based delivery rate at partner health centers, versus 55% nationally
Vaccination coverage rate at partner health centers, versus 20.2% nationally
It is Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Aminata's 3rd day in her new position with Mali Health. In the early morning at her desk, we asked Aminata to share her feelings about her journey and new role. I am Aminata Seydou Traoré, I'm 29 years old, and I live in...
Back in May, we shared the experience of Kadidiatou, one of our community health worker leaders, as she worked hard to keep her family and the families she serves as a community health worker (CHW) safe from COVID-19. As a CHW and supervisor for the other Mali Health...
When COVID-19 arrived in Mali, it quickly interrupted lives and livelihoods in the peri-urban communities we serve. Most families with whom we work make their livings in the informal sector. The first COVID-19 prevention measures put into place in Mali significantly...
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