Mali faces serious challenges in the health sector. A critical shortage of health workers and a history of violence and unrest have left many regions without adequate numbers of trained health workers to reduce maternal and child mortality and respond to emerging infectious diseases.

For almost two decades, IntraHealth International has worked with local partners to support Mali’s journey to self-reliance by strengthening health systems, building capacity, and improving access to high-quality maternal and child health, family planning, and malaria services, particularly for adolescent girls and young women. 

We work hand-in-hand with key partners at all levels of the health system and in communities to implement impactful, sustainable interventions that can bring better health care to Malians today and tomorrow.

Key Results

iHRIS icon 8 regions and the district of Bamako are using iHRIS Manage to track, manage, and plan their health workforces.
female icon 30+ women per month are receiving treatment and care for obstetric fistula.
stack of books icon 200+ students received scholarships to continue their education at Gao Nursing School.

Selected Achievements

Demonstrated in a pilot study that auxiliary midwives called matrones, can safely and effectively perform active management of third stage of labor (AMTSL). IntraHealth helped Mali update its national policies and procedures accordingly.
Developed a comprehensive model for treating and caring for women with obstetric fistula in Mali, including pyschosocial and community reintegration support.
Successfully treated 1,000+ women suffering from obstetric fistula in Mali.
Partnered with the Gao School of Nursing in remote northern Mali beginning in 2006 to create a model training school that graduates health workers more likely to serve in rural areas. In 2011, 95% of health workers in the north graduated from Gao.
In 2012, the Gao School of Nursing in Mali closed its doors after rebels took over the city, imposed sharia law, and looted the school. When the crisis ended in 2013, we worked alongside our local partners to reequip the school and refill its classrooms.
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