Since 2006, Mali Health has advanced sustainable improvements in health care quality and access for people living in impoverished areas of Bamako. The organization began in Sikoro, a peri-urban slum, as a partnership between Brown University students, local government leaders, Commune-level health officials, local residents, and grassroots donors.
Mali Health’s mission is to reduce maternal and child mortality in resource-poor communities in West Africa. It implements replicable programs that improve access to quality primary care at low costs, while increasing the capacity of and participation in local health systems.
It envisions a world where health systems can meet the basic needs of the poor and eliminate preventable death, effectively treat disease, and enhance self-efficacy and dignity for mothers and children.