To improve the health and well-being of the Malian people and the country’s stability, the government of Mali is committed to improving health services and care in the country. In 2019, the government proposed health reform that aims to accelerate the achievement of the country’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and establish universal health coverage (UHC). In addition, by aiming to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates, the proposed reforms constitute an essential contribution to the improvement of human resources for health (HRH), which will make it possible to increase the productivity and wellbeing of the Malian population.
HRH2030 in Mali
Since 2018, HRH2030 has been providing technical assistance directly to Mali’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MHSA) and indirectly to other ministries, including the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Women and Family Welfare, to improve their ability to manage HR and ensure HR policies and practices facilitate the availability of quality services and health care at facility and community levels in the project’s five intervention regions: Kayes, Sikasso, Koulikoro, Mopti, and Bamako.
The program objectives are as follows:
- Improve the effectiveness of maternal, newborn, and child health; family planning; malaria; and nutrition care and service delivery at facility level in five target regions using the collaborate, learning and adapt (CLA) process of improvement.
- Improve demand and access to quality maternal, newborn, and child health; family planning; malaria; and nutrition care and service deliveries at community and household levels, using community quality improvement approach.
- Contribute to improve the standards and procedures to support HRH management capacity at national and regional levels.
- Contribute to health systems strengthening by improving the Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Système d’Information – Gestion des Ressources Humaines (SI-GRH) data quality and supportive supervision mechanisms.