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OUR MISSION

Muso works to create a cure for delay because no one should die waiting for health care.

OUR STORY

STARTED IN MALI. 

More than a decade ago, a small group of Malians and Americans came together to address the injustices of health and poverty they witnessed around them.

 

Our founders knew that the majority of deaths in the world’s poorest communities are due to curable diseases not treated in time. In the shadow of Mali’s capital, they witnessed neighbors struggle and often fail to access a health care system designed to exclude them, simply because they were poor. Patients got care too late, or not at all. Muso was born from the question: what would happen if we designed a different kind of health care? What if we could create a health system that functioned alongside patients, that reached and treated every patient early, in the first moments of their illness?

To end the child and maternal mortality crises and deliver universal health coverage at scale, Muso collaborates with policymakers and implementers to design, test, and scale evidence-based health systems that deliver care with speed: to all patients who need it, when they need it.

Muso means woman in Bambara, a lingua franca of Mali. 

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WOMEN LEAD AT THE FRONT LINES OF OUR COMMUNITY-LED PROACTIVE CARE MODEL, AND REPRESENT NEARLY 80% OF OUR TEAM. 

OUR TEAM 

79%

WOMEN

97%

MALIAN

500+

TEAM MEMBERS

3

TEAM MEMBERS BASED IN

3 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

WE ARE 

Every person has the right to timely health care when they need it. Millions of people living in poverty die every year from diseases we know how to treat because they get care too late, or not at all. Their deaths constitute one of the greatest injustices in our world today.

JUSTICE-DRIVEN

Most health care in the world is passive. Doctors and Community Health Workers (CHWs) wait for patients to come to them. But Muso knows health can’t wait, so we deploy health care providers door-to-door to proactively search for patients.

PROACTIVE

Muso’s proactive health system taps into the power of social networks, community leaders, and local women. Communities take the lead to create lasting change.

COMMUNITY-LED

Our proactive health system is designed for simplicity, so that the model can easily be rolled out at scale by Ministries of Health throughout the world.

SCALABLE

We estimate the Muso system will enable Ministries of Health to provide universal health coverage at a cost of $6-$13 per person in addition to existing government spending on health, well within the range of health spending in sub-Saharan Africa.

EFFICIENT

We measure everything we do. Our model has been developed over more than a decade of research with our government and academic partners.

DATA-DRIVEN

MUSO.

WE WORK 

IN MALI SINCE 2008

with nine operational sites:  

  • 8 in rural Mali (Bankass, Mopti)  

  • 1 in peri-urban Mali (Yirimadio, Bamako)

and a National Technical Assistance Partnership

IN CÔTE D'IVOIRE SINCE 2019

with a National Technical Assistance Partnership

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OUR TEAM

The Muso team operates at the fulcrum of direct service, research, and policy change.

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OUR FUNDERS

We partner with visionary funders who share our commitment to justice-driven, rigorously tested solutions.