Mali Health was founded in 2006 by a Malian midwife and three women from Brown University. They supported residents in the community of Sikoro, in Bamako's Commune 1, to identify local health needs and to design ways to address them. The primary challenge that community members identified was maternal and child survival and the solutions they proposed became the foundation of our programs. For ten years, Mali Health has worked alongside residents of Sikoro and other peri-urban communities in Bamako to improve maternal and child health and survival by improving access to basic primary care.
Mali Health improves maternal and child health and aims to eliminate maternal and child mortality. We ensure that mothers and children in Bamako receive high-quality primary care that they could not otherwise access, while working with communities and the health system to improve the way that care is delivered at the community level.
We use three different strategies to improve maternal and child health: improving families' access to care, health promotion and preventive health education, and working to improve the quality and delivery of maternal and child care at the community level. Check out our website to learn more about our programs: http:www.malihealth.org .
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