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Action For Health : Empowering Communities in Mali



Through Action for Health, the Mali Health Organizing Project provides health care for children in West African slums in exchange for their parent's community service.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

1 in 5 children die in Mali of preventable and treatable illnesses. People in slums do not seek health care because they cannot afford it. However, they are willing to invest time and labor to benefit their community. Action for Health gives parents the opportunity to exchange community service for free primary health care for their children.

How will this project solve this problem?

Community health workers provide in-home health education and transport sick children to a local clinic for free primary health care. In exchange, families participate in public service, like trash clean up days and health festivals.

Potential Long Term Impact

Action For Health provides a replicable model for community health, and we plan to share our experience with partners across West Africa. We will double enrollment in our program in Mali each year until 2015, scaling to reach 12,800 children.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $81,747
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $68,253
Total Funding Goal: $150,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Kris Ansin

Executive Director
Westminster Station, VT United States

Where is this project located?

Mali   Health
Map of Action For Health : Empowering Communities in Mali
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