OUR APPROACH                   

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.

Mali Health helps communities develop local solutions to build women-centered and community-led health systems. Here are the four ways how:

Community Health Workers

We support paid, supervised and trained CHWs who provide health education, monitor health, make referrals, and ensure families understand treatment.

Women-Led Health Financing

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.

Health Promotion and Community Outreach

We ensure that mothers, caregivers and community members have the information they need to maintain good health, or to seek care when needed.


Quality and Governance Improvements

We use participatory methods to train local teams who lead the process of improving governance and the healthcare delivered in their community health centers.

Women-centered and community-led health systems are stronger and more resilient. They ensure that all mothers and children have access to quality primary healthcare permanently. Here are some of our priorities in building better local health systems with our partners in marginalized communities:


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.