WHO WE ARE

ALIMA, The Alliance for International Medical Action

6,000,000

patients cared for since our creation in 2009

14

countries of intervention

30

research and innovation projects

Our story

The story of ALIMA began in 2009 in Niger. While the entire medical profession witnessed an alarming peak of acute malnutrition and increasing infant mortality rates, the health structures for managing malnutrition were becoming increasingly rare.

The year before, many international NGOs had been expelled from the country. Local NGOs were the only ones left to act, but they lacked resources. From these conditions came the idea to create a new model of humanitarian organization: an African medical alliance connecting national NGOs and international research institutes.

ALIMA was born.

Since the beginning of this adventure, ALIMA has treated more than 6 million people in 13 countries around the world, mainly in Africa.

Our approach

An alliance relying on African operational teams

ALIMA works hand-in-hand with our partners.

Our model of governance is based on local NGOs being an integral part of ALIMA. Our African partners are experienced and create solutions adapted to local or regional contexts. Departing from conventional humanitarian protocols, a network of partner organizations increases the impact of our medical emergency programs, especially in areas of conflict with high mortality rates.

In addition, our strength resides in the fact that we have a majority of national African employees, who represent 98% of all ALIMA employees, at all levels, from country directors to our operational headquarters in Dakar.

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Research and Innovation

Because our mission goes far beyond healing and saving lives, innovation and medical research are at the heart of our actions to find lasting solutions and to ensure we are not faced with the same medical crises twice.

We aim to propose innovative projects to meet the challenges of 21st century humanitarian medicine.

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The ALIMA charter

ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and to care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or political affiliation. Our actions rely on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals.

We act with humanism, impartiality and with the respect of universal medical ethics.

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* Cover picture © Alexis Huguet / ALIMA

ALIMA’s key dates

  • Creation of ALIMA and opening of the first project in Niger

    Creation of ALIMA and opening of the first project in Niger

    Creation of ALIMA and opening of our first project for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition with our Nigerien partner, the local NGO BEFEN (Bien Être de la Femme et de l’Enfant au Niger/Well-Being of Women and Children in Niger) (© Jennifer Lazuta / ALIMA)

  • HAITI

    HAITI

    HAITI – Opening of a surgical project to care for patients injured in the earthquake. (© ALIMA)

  • MALI

    MALI

    MALI – Implementation of a project to fight malaria and malnutrition with our Malian partner AMCP, the Medical Alliance Against Malaria. (© Nana Kofi Acquah / ALIMA)

  • DR CONGO

    DR CONGO

    DR CONGO – ALIMA’s first intervention in DRC to respond to a cholera outbreak in Kinshasa and the western provinces of the country. (© ALIMA)

  • CHAD

    CHAD

    CHAD – In partnership with the Chadian NGO Alerte Santé, ALIMA launches a project to treat severe acute malnutrition and malaria in the Lake region. (© Adrienne Surprenant / ALIMA)

  • BURKINA FASO

    BURKINA FASO

    BURKINA FASO – Opening of an ALIMA mission in collaboration with national NGOs, Keoogo and SOS Medecins to treat acute malnutrition among children in Yako and Bousse health districts. (© What Took You So Long / ALIMA)

  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – ALIMA launches an emergency response to care for displaced populations affected by the conflict in the capital Bangui. (© Sam Phelps / ALIMA)

  • GUINEA

    GUINEA

    GUINEA – Opening of the Ebola Treatment Center in Nzérékoré, in the southern forested area of Guinea. (© Sylvain Cherkaoui / ALIMA)

  • NIGERIA

    NIGERIA

    NIGERIA : Opening of a pediatric emergency project for displaced populations in the city of Monguno. (© Sylvain Cherkaoui / ALIMA)

  • NIGERIA

    NIGERIA

    NIGERIA – ALIMA opens a project to care for populations affected by the conflict around Lake Chad. (© What Took You So Long / ALIMA)

  • CORAL Platform

    CORAL Platform

    Launch of the CORAL (Clinical and Operational Research ALliance) scientific platform. (© ALIMA)

  • SOUTH SUDAN

    SOUTH SUDAN

    SOUTH SUDAN – Implementation of a medical project for displaced populations. (© Eymeric Laurent-Gascoin / ALIMA)

  • DR CONGO

    DR CONGO

    DR CONGO – Deployment of ALIMA’s CUBEs (Biosecure Emergency Care Units for epidemics) during an Ebola outbreak in North Kivu. (© John Wessels / ALIMA)

  • MAURITANIA

    MAURITANIA

    MAURITANIA – ALIMA opens a project to provide medical care to Malian refugees in the Mbera camp. (© Mohammed Youness / ALIMA)

  • GENEVA

    GENEVA

    Presentation of the CUBE (Biosecure Emergency Care Units for Epidemics) at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. (© ALIMA)

  • DAKAR

    DAKAR

    ALIMA celebrates its 10th anniversary. Photograph taken during the annual General Assembly meeting at the headquarters in Dakar, Senegal.(© Cora Portais / ALIMA)

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Senegal office

Route de l'Aéroport,
Rue NG 96
BP: 15530. Dakar, Sénégal

France office

15, rue des immeubles industriels 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 33 95 19

USA office

One Whitehall Street, 2nd Fl,
 New York NY 10004
+1 (646) 619-9074

Australia office

15 Hazlewood Street
New Farm, Brisbane
Queensland Australia 4005
 +61 419 744 274
Senegal office
Route de l'Aéroport, Rue NG 96
   BP: 15530. Dakar, Sénégal
office@alima.ngo
France office
15, rue des immeubles industriels
   75011 Paris France.
+33 (0)1 40 33 95 19
office@alima.ngo
USA office
One Whitehall Street, 2nd Fl,
    New York NY 10004, USA
+1 (646) 619-9074
info.usa@alima.ngo
Australia office
PO Box 3716,
  Marsfield NSW 2122, Australia
+61 298682400
info.aus@alima.ngo
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For France: Association Law 1901 - Registration and SIREN number : 831 620 398

Under the French tax system, you will benefit from an income tax reduction of 75% of the amount of your donations up to a maximum of 1 000 euros. Beyond that amount, donations are 66% tax deductible up to an equivalent of 20% of your taxable income.