Start of program : 2011
COUNTRY KEY FIGURES
- 20.25 million inhabitants¹
- 3.5 million people face food insecurity²
- 185,000 children with severe acute malnutrition³
ALIMA KEY FIGURES
- 14,442 children treated for acute malnutrition
- 133,452 mothers trained to use the MUAC bracelet (measurement of the mid upper arm circumference of babies or children)
AREAS OF INTERVENTION
- Outbreak response
- Maternal health
- Conflicts and population movement
- Research and Innovation
Since the beginning of the Malian crisis in January 2012, the security situation in Mali has remained very unstable. The emergence of armed groups amid intercommunity tensions has led to significant population movements. In 2020 there were 332,957 displaced persons in the country, compared to 207,751 in 2019⁴. Livelihoods are precarious: nearly 979,000 people, mostly children, suffer from acute malnutrition.⁵
Since 2011, ALIMA has been present in Mali with its partner, the Malian NGO AMCP-SP (Medical Alliance Against Malaria – Population Health). Together, they provide medical assistance to the country’s most vulnerable populations.
ALIMA’s Impact – Our fieldwork
Since 2011, ALIMA has been operating in Mali in partnership with the Malian NGO AMCP-SP (Medical Alliance Against Malaria – Population Health). Together, we provide medical assistance to the country’s most vulnerable populations.
Rapid emergency response for injured or displaced persons
In the north of the country, ALIMA and AMCP-SP performed 97 emergency surgeries at the hospital in Goundam. In the district of Niono, ALIMA and AMCP-SP intervened at 29 IDP sites with three mobile clinics, providing 17,173 people with access to medical and nutritional care.
Implementation of the OptiMA research project
The OptiMA research project (Optimizing the treatment of acute MAlnutrition) resulted in the treatment of 661 children included in the study with a simplified care protocol. In 2020, ALIMA and AMCP-SP began working in the Mopti region to strengthen access to medical and nutritional care. In addition, the URENI-school project in Dioïla trained health professionals from 65 districts in the care of severe acute malnutrition.
Focus on 2020
In 2020, ALIMA and AMCP-SP provided medical nutritional care, conducted over 13,000 general and pediatric medical consultations, and assisted in more than 3,000 deliveries. Additionally, ALIMA trained some 130,000 mothers to detect the early signs of malnutrition in their children at using the MUAC bracelet.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a triage system was implemented, and 833 health workers were trained in Infection Prevention and Control measures.
* Cover picture © Nana Kofi Acquah / ALIMA
¹ World bank 2020
² UNOCHA (United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian) 2020
³ United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 2020
⁴ International Organization for Migration (OIM) 2020
⁵ According to the Harmonized Framework 2020