|Reporting Organization:||Consortium Consultation CCISD Cégep de Saint-Jérome Université de Sherbrooke|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 19,100,000|
|Timeframe:||June 4, 2010 - December 31, 2019|
Consortium Consultation CCISD Cégep de Saint-Jérome Université de Sherbrooke
|Mali - $ 19,100,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (45.00 %)|
|Health Promotion & Education (25.00 %)|
|Primary Health Care (25.00 %)|
|Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (5.00 %)|
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.
|Gender and age:||Adult women Adult men|
|Total Direct Population:||1,024|
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.
Results achieved as of March 2018 include: 1) the introduction of a Diplôme d’études spécialisées (DES) [diploma of specialized studies] in family medicine/community medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bamako, accredited by the Government of Mali ; 2) introduction of a skills-based approach for training paramedics and doctors, including at the Institut national de formation en sciences de la santé (INFSS) [national health sciences training institute] and in the context of the DES in family medicine/community medicine. Every year, over 1,000 students (60% of whom are women) are trained ; 2) the introduction of a DES in family medicine/community medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bamako, accredited by the Government of Mali ; 3) the establishment of five university community health centres (CSCom-U) as locations for clinical training and student internships ; 4) the establishment of five CSCom-U as locations for clinical training and student internships ; 5) the delivery of quality health care services on the front lines, with a focus on hands-on training for physicians and paramedics through rotational internships in rural areas with greater health professional deficits ; and 6) recruitment in the public service of 24 family medicine/community DES holders, who have been deployed in several regions of Mali, including regions in the North.