Country Update

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Updated October 26, 2011

MLI countries to present at maternal health technical workshop

MLI co-sponsored a technical workshop organized by the Community of Practice on Financial Access to Health Services on the benefits package for maternal health fee exemption policies. Delegations from three MLI countries participated, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. Mali and Sierra Leone presented their country’s experience with fee exemption policies in plenary.

Program Focus

In Mali, MLI works closely with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Development to put in place critical health financing reforms to improve access to health care for the country’s whole population. With support and technical assistance from MLI, Mali has developed and is piloting a strategy to scale up community-based health insurance, or “mutuelles”, nationally.

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Hon. Diallo

Madeleine Ba Diallo was appointed Minister of Health in April, 2011.

Statistical Overview

Capital City Bamako
Minister of Health Madeleine Ba Diallo
Total Population 12337000
Life Expectancy (years) 54
Maternal Mortality* 460/100,000
Under 5 Mortality 196/1,000
Literacy Rate 23
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    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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