Mali Country Director
Mali has a critical shortage of qualified health workers. Those it does have are concentrated in urban areas and the southern part of the country, leaving rural and northern communities particularly vulnerable to health threats. Early marriage and the obstetric risks of adolescent pregnancy, maternal and child deaths, pneumonia, and malaria are common and access to and use of family planning methods are low. And while Mali has made progress, political unrest and the violent takeover of its northern regions by extremist rebel groups in 2012 threatened to reverse that progress.
But Malians are resilient. Since the crisis ended in 2013, IntraHealth has been working hand in hand with our local partners to regain lost ground and to improve access to high-quality maternal and child health, family planning, and malaria services.
Together with the Malian government, we have: