Project profile — Health Workers Training in Mali

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Health Workers Training in Mali - Overview
Consortium Consultation CCISD, Cégep de Saint-Jérome, Université de Sherbrooke (CA-CRA_ACR-3892605882)
2010-06-04 - 2019-09-19
Country / region • Mali (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Medical education/training (12181) (25.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (25.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to help increase the number and build the capacities of front-line health personnel. The project includes technical assistance to the Institut national de formation en sciences de la santé (INFSS) [national health sciences training institute], to its practice schools in Kayes, Sikasso, and Mopti, and to the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Odontostomatology (FMPOS) of the University of Bamako. The project also includes financial support for the INFSS to fund a portion of its operational plans. The project continues the support provided to the INFSS, since 2004, in organizational and administrative development, educational management, school organization, and ongoing staff training. The FMPOS benefits from support for clinical teaching of community medicine.

Expected results

Results achieved

The results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2019) include the following: (1) the introduction of a competency-based approach to training paramedics and doctors in Mali’s 2 public schools, the INFSS and the diplôme d’études spécialisées [specialized study diploma] (DES) in family medicine/community medicine; both institutes train over 1,000 students annually (60% of whom are women); (2) the introduction of a DES in family medicine/community medicine offered by the University of Bamako’s faculty of medicine and accredited by the Government of Mali; (3) the establishment of 5 university health centres as places for clinical training and internships for female and male students; (4) the emergence of a different attitude in the medical community that encourages medical professionals to reach out to people to better understand their health challenges and needs, and to better serve them in local health centres, in collaboration with community organizations and local communities; (5) the delivery of quality, front-line health care services, focusing on practical training for doctors and paramedics in the field through internships in rural areas, where there is a greater shortage of health professionals; and (6) the recruitment of 24 graduates with a DES in family medicine/community medicine into the federal public service and their deployment to several regions of Mali, including the northern regions, to help improve the quality of front-line health services in outlying areas.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
12-09-2019 Disbursement $373,462
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