Evacuation of mothers from five districts in the Kayes Region of Mali, MEDIK project

Reporting Organization:Unité de santé internationale de l'UdeM/CHUM
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,645,608
Timeframe: February 25, 2015 - December 30, 2019
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Sylvie Charron
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Unité de santé internationale de l'UdeM/CHUM

Participating Organizations

  • Government and Public Sector

    • Direction régionale de la promotion de la femme, de l'enfant et de la famille à Kayes
    • Ministère de la santé publique du Mali
    • régionale de la santé de Kayes
  • NGOs

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mali - $ 19,645,608.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus


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This project contributed to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in five health districts of the Kayes region (Bafoulabé, Diéma, Nioro, Oussibidiagna and Yelimana). For this to be done, the intervention involved reducing the three delays in the handling of obstetric and neonatal emergencies. The project had three components. The first one:  reducing the first and second delays in the referral/evacuation of women and newborns, particularly through mitigation of the socio-economic and socio-cultural determinants that reduce women’s decision-making power. The second one was aimed at improving access to and increasing the use of quality services based on a gender-sensitive approach: health facilities were built or rehabilitated and set up with the equipment needed for emergency obstetric and neonatal care. A capacity-building program was complementary. Finally, the last component involved a set of activities to improve the social and health care teams’ skills in planning/managing/monitoring all maternal and neonatal health activities. A system for collecting and analyzing the project’s data (compatible with the existing health information systems) was developed to document the outcomes and derive lessons that could benefit Kayes and Mali as a whole.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 230,297
Total Indirect Population: 1,046,866
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

1) Immediate outcome 101. Increased awareness at the community level for reducing the first 2 delays in the intervention circles, including increasing women’s decision-making power 2) Immediate outcome 102. Increased capacity of community players to plan and manage alternative funding strategies to reduce the first and second delays, particularly by increasing women’s empowerment 3) Immediate outcome 201. Increased delivery of the MRA and the ENC package in the ComHCs of the intervention circles 4) Immediate outcome 202 Increased delivery of the BEmONC in the ComHCs and the EmONCs in the RefHCs of the intervention circles, especially using a gender-sensitive approach 5) Immediate outcome 301.  Improved quantitative and qualitative data and analysis system for MNH, in the intervention circles 6) Immediate outcome 302. Ongoing coordination of gender-sensitive MNH activities provided by the social health care teams of the intervention circles, and sharing of the results obtained with the aim of providing them to the rest the country.

Achieved Results

All immediate outcomes were achieved.


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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