World Vision Mali
article • Monday, July 31st 2017

World Vision Mali donation

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By Porimpe Isaac Sogoba

 

 World Vision Mali donation

In accordance with its Framework Agreement World Vision Mali has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, which specifies World Vision's commitments in relation to the guidelines, strategies and protocols defined by the Ministry.

To maintain this partnership with the Ministry of Health World Vision Mali has committed since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to accompany the Government of Mali to achieve the objectives of the Ministry of Health. 

World Vision has donated 41 electric tables medical for examination, whose dimensions are adjustable.
At this first donation World Vision also made a second donation of medical equipment intended for use in medical care of any kind estimated at more than 14 million CFA francs.

World Vision Mali aims to contribute to access to quality care within the overall framework of the achievement of Objective 3 of Sustainable Development "To enable everyone to live in good health and promote the well-being of all at all ages”.

Among the many actions carried out by World Vision Mali, we can mention in others:

  • Support the Ministry of Health and Public Health in the implementation of Nationalweek of Nutrition activities intensification. 

  • The National Campaign to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases (MTN) through the donation of Albendazole and the management of acute malnutrition through the donation of Therapeutic Food ready for use. (ATPE).

World Vision Mali has provided albendazole for national coverage. The objective of the campaign was to improve the health and nutritional status of children under 5 and women in Bamako regions and districts including difficult access areas.
The following results were obtained:

  • Out of 651,307 children aged of 12-23 months, 717,501 received Albendazole, be an increase of 66,194 children

  • Out of 2,696,962 children aged of 24-59 months 2,878,594 received Albendazole, be an increase of 181,632 children.

  • A total of 3 348 269 children aged of 12 to 59 months, 3 596 095 received Albendazole, be an increase of 247 827 children.

  • Out of 103 325 FPPI (Women in Post-Partum Immediate), 99 371 received Albendazole, be an decrease of 3,954 women.

  • Support Community Based Management for acute malnutrition project and deployment of an Application Com Care to help ensure malnutrition management in Tominian district. 

In 2016, World Vision in collaboration with the Ministry of health and ANTIM (National Agency of Tele health and Medical technology) piloted the mobile health program to increase its response in the area of health and save the lives of hundreds of children who die every year from malnutrition. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this mobile health program allows improving the humanitarian aid mechanism set up and enhances the level of quality of the management of children suffering from acute malnutrition in the 10 community health centers of the Health District of Tominian.

The Commcare application used by the Program supplies a packet of efficient care for the community management of acute malnutrition. It establishes a link with the management of stocks/medicines and a database for the improvement of analyses and decision-making.

Unlike the other applications of mobile health which register and share only the overall data such as the number of malnourished children rehabilitated in a health center, Commcare application is the only one existing in Mali which helps the health worker in real time for the management of acute malnutrition.

The application systematizes the protocol of the management of the patient and thus offers a technical assistance to deliver a service of quality for the quick and efficient rehabilitation of children.

  • Supporting the Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategy through:

With the mobile health programme, World Vision continued with the implementation of the positive deviance approach (PD/Hearth) which is one of the best solutions to prevent and fight malnutrition. It promotes local products, encourages community participation and makes up for the unavailability of industrial nutritional ingredients.

  • The training of health staff and the setting up of the support groups of the health districts of Kolokani, Koro and Tominian in 2014-2015.

Through these different interventions, World Vision Mali helps to save the lives of thousands of children and their communities, strengthening the capacity of health workers makes it possible to upgrade professionally, to work with ease, to achieve the objectives assigned by the Ministry of Health.

 

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