To ensure that all mothers and children have access to quality healthcare, the primary care system must function well.
So what do you do when the community health system is fractured, under-resourced, or ineffective?
Help the community rebuild it.
Helping communities build strong, resilient community health systems – this is our approach.
We support paid, supervised and trained CHWs who provide health education, monitor health, make referrals, and ensure families understand treatment.
As we work towards the removal of user fees, we help women access and build financial resources that can help them access healthcare for themselves and their families.
We ensure that mothers, caregivers and community members have the information they need to maintain good health, or to seek care when needed.
Strong and resilient local health systems will ensure that mothers and children in marginalized communities have access to quality healthcare permanently. Here’s what that means to us – local health systems in Mali should be:
Removing financial barriers increases access to care. We help communities mobilize local resources so mothers and children reach the care they need quickly and health centers have the revenue to provide high-quality, patient-centered care in the long-term.
The community health system in Mali depends on the participation of
community members – and we help them ensure that their local institutions are democratic, transparent, and responsive to the needs of their communities.
The path to achieving healthcare for all begins by serving the women,
children, and families who are most in need, and putting them first. We focus on the communities where the needs are greatest and the resources are most scarce.