Mali Health will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds to develop grassroots, community-led structures that can maintain and finance the results and impact of their community health program. Since the government of Mali is not able to provide these services, Mali Health is stepping up. Their goal is a sustainable program model that ensures geographic and financial accessibility of quality healthcare and services for underserved peri-urban communities by developing local financing mechanisms to support including (but not limited to) the development of a sustainably funded community health model and implement and evaluate the pilot program in a new and neutral site.
Mali Health has served mothers and children in peri-urban Bamako by partnering with communities and local health centers since 2006. For the past fifteen years, Mali Health has improved the survival of pregnant women and children under the age of five and increased the rates of care-seeking among the poorest, most vulnerable families who have struggled to access healthcare.