Mali Health works with communities to help mothers and children access high-quality primary healthcare. The current COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the most vulnerable communities in Mali and we are asking for donations to help the communities we serve prevent the spread and stay healthy. Maternal and child healthcare are essential services, and they must continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When COVID-19 hit Mali, about 1 in 10 children were not reaching age 5. Mali Health’s 41 community health workers care for over 2700 children each year and dozens of pregnant women. In addition to regular check-ins, which we are continuing safely, Mali Health covers the payments required to access healthcare at community health centers. This costs just $15 per child each year. Our community health workers have not lost a single mother or child in their care in over 6 years. We will do everything in our power to maintain that standard of care during this pandemic, but we need your help!
Here’s how your support now will help peri-urban communities in Mali:
1) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff at 10 community health centers in Bamako, and our entire team of community-based health agents (53 people) who are serving over 2,700 children
2) Production and distribution of accurate health messages for 9 peri-urban communities, reaching over 500,000 people
3) Soap, bleach, handwashing stations and supplies for community health centers and families who do not have access