Mother and child health
Our teams support 35 health centres in Macina and Markala. Thanks to our SIMESON project, which trains and supervises health personnel, malnutrition can be better prevented and the care of mothers and new-born babies improved. In order to improve access to water and sewage facilities in the health centres our experts construct drinking water networks and latrines. The project leDA provides a tool for the health staff for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
Our social workers provide an appropriate accompaniment for child victims and protect the children from the risks of abuse, exploitation and ill-treatment. We collaborate with the authorities and local communities to provide them with a protective environment. They are received in our spaces where they can receive psychosocial support and information.
Access to justice
We accompanied the preparation of the first National Coordination for Juvenile Justice in Mali which provides a framework for discussions and actions on questions related to access to justice for children. We supported the district team helping young girls from the detention centre in Bollé in order to ensure their detention is dignified.
This programme allows children affected by certain severe diseases such as cardiopathy to be taken into appropriate care. 53 children have been successfully operated on in Europe. The children, once recovered and back in their country, have been able to return to school or to continue their professional training. They are monitored regularly.