Foster High-impact Healthcare in Slums of Mali
One in four children in Mali dies before age five due to preventable illnesses. You can change this tragedy by investing just $10 a person to enroll a family from a slum neighborhood in MHOP's comprehensive package of life-saving health interventions.
One in four children in Mali dies before they reach the age of five. (DHS) Unfortunately, people in the slums do not access healthcare, even if it is available. There are three reasons for this situation: 1) they do not know healthcare is available or how to prevent disease 2) they do not identify illnesses early enough 3) they do not have the time, money, or transportation to seek care outside of the home. MHOP addresses this need by bringing health to their homes through 1) education 2) diagnostics and 3) accompanied referrals and health actions. Currently 1,837 people are served by the Sigida Keneyali program. MHOP’s goal is to add an additional 2,009 people to this program in the year 2009. Because this program is sponsored by the local clinic and the Malian government, we are able to provide a 5-to-1 financial impact: the value of the health services received by our participants is five times what we contribute.
About Mali Health Organizing Project (MHOP)
Partner since October, 2008
The Mali Health Organizing Project (MHOP) is an international 501 (c) 3 non-profit that enables slum neighborhoods in Mali, Africa to design and build their own health systems. MHOP’s unique model builds relationships between slums and the government, promoting mutual investment and saving lives. They aim to create the first government-sponsored universal primary care system in Mali. MHOP’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) work in the homes of nearly 2,000 women and children. They use locally-designed visual peer education cards to teach about the highest-impact health interventions. The CHWs aim is to diagnose problems early in the home before it's too late. When needed, they bring the women and children down to the clinic for care and prevention. MHOP currently provides healthcare to the people of two slums: Sikoroni and Sourakabougouni -Africa’s fastest-growing city.