Mali

PSI Mali works in private and public health facilities to improve the health of its clients, including sexual and reproductive healthcare, malaria prevention, the eradication of neglected tropical diseases and testing for non-communicable diseases such as cervical cancer.

Our Presence in
Mali

PSI Mali

For more than 17 years, PSI Mali has developed and implemented large programs that increase access to sexual and reproductive health and fight malaria throughout the country. PSI Mali was founded in 2001 to improve reproductive health and child survival and to reduce new HIV infections using commercial marketing strategies. In 2004, PSI Mali added malaria programs to its portfolio. In 2007, PSI Mali introduced programs to reduce the incidence of female genital mutilation as part of a broader reproductive health program.

How we
work

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Consumer
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Market Development

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Program
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Social
Enterprise

Our
Impact

In 2018, PSI Mali provided more than 3 million years of healthy life for its clients, including:

320,000

years of protection against unintended pregnancy for Malian couples

2 million

clients reached with insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria

Sexual and reproductive health services provided at over

250

private and public clinics

Practice Areas
We Focus On

PSI Mali’s malaria interventions include preventive measures such as seasonal malaria chemoprevention for children under 5 and protection against as malaria in pregnancy using intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy. Additionally, PSI Mali coordinates the mass distribution of insecticide-treated nets and artemisinin-based combination therapy, which treats uncomplicated malaria cases, and artesunate, which treats severe malaria cases. PSI Mali also supports nationwide operational research to fight malaria.

PSI Mali builds capacity for public health providers, the public health system itself and private social franchise providers to deliver high-quality contraceptive counseling and services, cervical cancer screening and treatment, post-abortion care and counseling to reduce unsafe abortions. It assures the quality of services through supportive supervision of these activities. At the community level, PSI Mali coaches community members to motivate and inform their peers, including women, husbands and youth and provides a national information hotline.

With funding from UNICEF, PSI Mali’s water, sanitation and hygiene program covers 115 municipalities in three regions: Koulikoro, Sikasso and Mopti. The program aims to improve water quality, sanitation and hygiene in rural populations through several interventions including:

  • Creation and sale of quality toilet slabs for increased sanitation access; over 10,000 toilets have been constructed, giving 70,900 people access to improved sanitation
  • Aquatabs® water purification tablets, which have treated approximately 60 million liters of water to prevent diarrheal disease and other sanitation-related diseases
  • Handwashing with soap for disease prevention

Featured Projects

Piloting an Accompaniment Model to Support Women During Medication Abortion

Donor: The David and Lucille Packard Foundation

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PMI Impact Malaria

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative

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Implementing universal coverage of malaria treatment, testing and prevention

Donor: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire

Donor: Global Affairs Canada

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Our
Leadership

Dr. Yacouba Dijre

Technical Director PSI Mali

Amy LaTrielle

Vice President, Global Operations (Asia, Latin America, Global Fund) and Operational Excellence PSI Global

Curt von Boguslawski

Country Representative PSI Mali

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