We partner with Malians to create healthier communities through disease prevention, sanitation, nutrition and more.
Support during COVID-19
We are uniquely positioned to support Malians through the hardships caused by the pandemic. Our local Malian staff are on the front lines to serve the people of Ouelessebougou. They have strong relationships with the Ouelessebougou hospital, local government and the Mali Ministry of Heath. During times of crisis, like the Ebola pandemic, our Mali staff has served as trusted advisors. Because of our effective community-based health programs, we are able to locally vet the urgent needs and provide resources for relief.
Projects have included emergency corn and millet distribution to vulnerable families and Internally Displaced Persons, health training, public service announcements, face mask distribution and more.
Every year, thousands of Malian lives are transformed because of our health programs. Learn more about how you made a difference.
We have active health partnerships with 25 villages in the Ouelessebougou region. These villages have Alliance-supported health agents, matrons and councils who facilitate annual health programs in their communities. A human-centered health care delivery system is the key to villagers’ success in achieving their health goals. Together we are improving the health of thousands.
Dynamic Response to Health
But our impact doesn’t stop here. We are responsive to current health issues affecting the region of Ouelessebougou, particularly those that align with our health initiatives of disease prevention, sanitation and nutrition. When there is a health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, our Mali staff is able to implement quick-impact activities to relieve suffering and protect communities. When there is a pervasive issue like disease prevention or food insecurity, we develop locally-led projects that transform health outcomes in our partner villages and beyond. Such projects are dynamic and focused on specific health goals.
Current efforts include COVID-19 health training and awareness, emergency food relief distribution, the Integrated Mosquito Management Control and vaccination program. These reach not only our partner villages, but also the surrounding Ouelessebougou region.
Health & Hope for Internally Displaced Persons in Sounsounkoro
The crisis in northern and central Mali is tearing families apart. Extremist groups are targeting ethnic groups like the Dogon people by destroying their homes, lands and livestock. Mothers are children are victims of horrific crimes as they watch their husbands, sons and brothers killed in violent terrorist attacks. Families are forced from their homes and finding refuge in the community of Ouelessebougou.
Since 2019, 140 internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled from terrorist conflict in north-central Mali and are living in two IDP settlements near the village of Sounsounkoro. We are partnering with village leaders to provide critical support including emergency food, well construction, health training and feminine hygiene kits.
TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE LIVES