Improving the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Mali

The partnership aims to improve the prevention and management of diabetes mellitus in Africa and particularly in Mali.

Improving the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Mali

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation partnered with the NGO Santé Diabète in Mali to fight diabetes trough actions on the ground in support of the country’s Ministry of Health and local stakeholders. This involves community awareness-raising, training health professionals, the detection and early management of patients, and rehabilitating those with disabilities.

This program focused on mobilizing Santé Diabète partners in managing diabetes and mobilizing the Sanofi Espoir Foundation with respect to aspects of prevention, with a comprehensive and multi-stakeholder approach. This became a national program thanks to the expansion of the geographical scope of action. The program operated in close partnership with local authorities in seven of Mali’s eight regions, taking an innovative approach to diabetes by developing 5 action lines guided by a working method investing in:

  • Primary prevention to reduce the human and economic burden of the disease’s progression.
  • Decentralization of care to ensure geographic accessibility for people and high quality support.
  • Secondary and tertiary "therapeutic education" prevention to reduce the burden of complications from diabetes.
  • Reducing the cost of care to ensure geographic accessibility of people to high quality support.
  • An integrated approach including the active involvement of patients and their families through their associations by promoting self-management and advocacy so they can defend their rights.


  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

  • ONG Sante Diabete

    Implementing NGO
    France | Staff size: 251-500

    The mission of NGO Santé diabète is to save lives through prevention and management of diabetes. During a chronic disease like diabetes, its role is also to improve the quality of...

  • EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

    Funding Agencies
    Belgium | Staff size: Unknown

    Development and Cooperation Directorate General - EuropeAid formally began work on 3rd January and is responsible for designing European development policy and delivering aid throughout the...

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    Funding Agencies
    Switzerland | Staff size: Unknown
  • International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

    Belgium | Staff size: 26-50

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 165 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing...

  • Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

    Funding Agencies
    France | Staff size: 1001-5000

    AFD is France’s inclusive public development bank. They commit financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging...

  • French Diabetes Association (AFD: Diabète)

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Mutualite Francaise - National Federation of the French Mutuality (FNMF)

    Investment & Finance, Association, Service Providers
    France | Staff size: 251-500

    The Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française is a professional organization representing almost all mutuals.

    Created in 1902, the National...

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Key Information

LocationMali, West Africa
  • Start Date 2007
  • End Date 2014
  • Sectors