Project profile — Improving Community Health in Sikasso and Koulikoro regions

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Improving Community Health in Sikasso and Koulikoro regions - Overview
Canadian Red Cross (CA-CRA_ACR-3119219814)
2011-12-19 - 2015-12-21
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 education (12261) (25.00%)
• Basic Health
Malaria control (12262) (25.00%)
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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (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 decrease illness and death among mothers, newborns and children under-five in the regions of Sikasso and Koulikoro. It is designed to strengthen life-saving interventions and services to better address critical childhood illnesses, including malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia. Reaching around 875,000 beneficiaries (150,000 children under the age of five), the project uses a community-based approach to deliver proven, high-impact, cost-effective interventions, with a complementary focus on improved community capacity to prevent illness, and provide access to services for mothers, newborns and children. Activities include: community-based health and first aid training; radio broadcasts on illness symptoms and treatment; and establishment or reinforcement of village health committees to support volunteers and community health workers and liaise with various decision makers. The Canadian Red Cross is working with the Croix-Rouge Malienne to implement this project. This project is part of Canada's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment.

Results achieved

Final results achieved as of May 2015 include: (i) 274 community health workers (CHW) (105 men and 169 women) were trained on Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) (an approach to prevent and treat childhood illness beyond health facilities so that more children can access life-saving treatments), pharmaceutical management, and maternal, newborn and child health services; (ii) 20 workshops allowing CHW to share experiences and best practices were held; (iii) 126 stakeholders participated in meetings with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund, the Aga Khan Foundation, Plan Canada, and Save the Children to explain and engage relevant decision-makers on implementing a gender sensitive ICCM approach to addressing diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia; (iv) 21 health messages relating to maternal, newborn and child health, cultural barriers, environmental health and gender were designed and recorded; and (v) the Red Cross Mali improved its ability to coordinate and collaborate with the Ministry of Health in the delivery of maternal, newborn and child health services in a gender-sensitive manner. These are contributing to improving people’s access to quality health care services



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-07-2015 Disbursement $136,367
21-12-2015 Disbursement $89,118
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