Emerging health issues and crisis make it necessary to develop locally-led projects that transform health outcomes in our villages.
We are responsive to current health issues affecting the region of Ouelessebougou, particularly those that align with our health initiatives of disease prevention, sanitation, and nutrition. When there is a health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, our Mali staff is able to implement quick-impact activities to relieve suffering and protect communities.
Dynamic Response to Health
Our Malian staff is uniquely positioned to address emergency situations and pervasive health issues like disease prevention and food insecurity. With decades of experience, they are on the front lines to serve the people of Ouelessebougou. They have strong relationships with the Ouelessebougou hospital, local government, and the Mali Ministry of Health. During times of crisis, like the Ebola or COVID-19 pandemic, our Mali staff has served as trusted advisors and mobilized projects to relieve the suffering of local villagers. Because of our effective community-based health programs, we are able to locally vet the most urgent needs and provide resources for relief.
Projects are dynamic and dependent on community collaboration. Recent projects have included emergency corn and millet distribution, Internally Displaced Persons relief efforts, health training and awareness, public service announcements, face mask distribution, sanitation, and more.
As a result of conflict, instability, and COVID-19, more than 4.3 million Malians required humanitarian help in 2020. The effects of the COVID-19 shutdowns left millions in crisis of malnutrition, hunger, and starvation in Mali, particularly in the rural areas of Ouelessebougou. Because many of our villages are remote, they seldom receive national or international assistance, but we are in a position to help.
To help ease the suffering, the Alliance has distributed over 500 bags of corn in our partner villages to the most vulnerable families: widows, single mothers, orphans, the isolated elderly, and Internally Displaced Persons.
Support Emergency Relief Efforts
Your donation will help put us in a financial position where we can quickly address emergency needs. Your gift provides steady support that allows us to consistently meet the needs of the village communities we serve. Together we can provide relief to the most vulnerable in times of emergency or health crisis.