In West Africa, 1 out of 6 children dies before the age of 5, and in 60% of the cases, death is caused by the complication of benign illnesses (malaria, respiratory infection, and diarrhea). These illnesses could easily be treated in the existing local medical centers, but families fail to see a doctor enough or on time.
Djantoli helps mothers look after the health of their children by developing sustainable solutions to facilitate a faster access to care. Djantoli created a system of follow-up care, alert and access to healthcare which allows preserving durably the health of children.
The organization has been working in Mali since 2010 and Burkina Faso since 2013.
Djantoli has been created in 2007 under the name “Pesinet” by Pierre Carpentier, Antoine de Clerck and Anne Roos-Weil. All three come from different backgrounds (social investment in Africa, telecommunication, social entrepreneurship) and gathered around one common will - offering a new, sustainable and balanced approach to development. The Djantoli project was initiated in the framework of an academic program before being tested out on the field. It originated from one simple idea - following up a child’s weight enables following up her health. Since then, the project has evolved a lot.
Djantoli’s approach is motivated by strong beliefs:
The most efficient solutions are the ones which simply fit into the day-to-day reality of families
It is essential to partner with the local health structures rather than compete with them
Implicating our beneficiaries financially makes our solution sustainable and the families responsible
Technologies are an opportunity to increase the efficiency of our action on the field