Humanitarian Health Action

Mali humanitarian crises health

Implementation report on the health activities in Mali

April 2014 -- In the complex humanitarian crisis, which has had serious consequences for the population of Mali, the WHO Representatives Office implemented a set of Health Cluster actions. These interventions strengthened the capacity of the office and the coordination of health partners. The activities have improved access to health care in the northern and central regions of Mali and ensured disease-control. The morbidity and mortality has reduced and lives has been saved during the crisis. These are the first steps towards early rehabilitation of the health system.

The impact of the humanitarian crises on the health system in Mali

December 2013 -- WHO and the Ministry of Health investigated the impact of the socio-political crisis on the health system in Mali. The purpose of this survey was to gather strategic information and guidelines for planning. This study shows the effect of the humanitarian crisis in Mali on the country’s health system. Despite the lack of funding (only 38 % funded) WHO, through its coordination of the Health Cluster, has strengthened capacities and surveillance, generated health information and supplied medicine.

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