Project profile — Support to Local Health Care Educational Communities for Women and Girls


CCISD - Center for International Cooperation in Health and Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3892605882)
2020-03-25 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (15.00%)
• Basic health infrastructure:
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (25.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (15.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve access to quality health services adapted to the needs of adolescent girls and women in Mali, in the regions of Bamako, Kayes, Koulikoro, Segou and Sikasso. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating and providing equipment in public school institutions to address clinical training needs in primary health care/SRHR and environmental standards; (2) providing training and coaching teachers and supervisors on development programs in primary health care/sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and environment; (3) implementing safe pilot facilities for pregnant women and survivors of gender based violence; and (4) developing and implementing comprehensive sexual education campaigns for adolescents and on positive masculinity for men and boys. The project aims to improve access to inclusive, quality and gender-responsive health system for 500,000 people, mainly women and girls. The project also aims to provide training to 2,800 health professionals.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased availability of new qualified health professionals in primary health care and sexual and reproductive health and rights; (2) increased use by women and girls of gender-sensitive primary health services/sexual and reproductive health and rights; and (3) increased effectiveness of the Health Human Resources Directorate in ensuring the development of an innovative and equitable model for the training, distribution and retention of healthcare workers.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: 1) 2 educational establishments rehabilitated and/or equipped (including an increased number of classrooms, “baby” spaces created for student mothers, accommodation created for residents, gender-specific toilets installed); 2) 4 programs and modules revised and/or developed to meet needs in sexual and reproductive health and rights, taking gender equality into account; 3) 8 advanced trainings developed in sexual and reproductive health and rights, integrating gender equality and environmental health; 4) 6 action plans focusing on gender-sensitive primary health care/sexual and reproductive health and rights developed by community stakeholders; 5) 12 local organisations supported in carrying out awareness-raising campaigns on responsible sexuality; 6) 78 semi-annual support packages provided by the Regional Health Department and District hospitals to support University community health centres in order to help providers maintain the provision of quality services.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $3,582,911
Transaction Date Type Value
21-05-2024 Disbursement $1,412,206
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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