Muso’s Rural Health Centers, Six Months In
On February 25, 2017, the Muso team launched seven new sites, delivering health care to nearly 100,000 of Mali’s most vulnerable citizens and bringing Muso’s direct service delivery to a total of 300,000 patients. This launch event marked the rollout of one of the world’s largest research studies on community health.
Below, a snapshot of selected rural sites:
Endé is the smallest of Muso’s eight rural sites and cares for 5,441 people.
Endé’s villages sit at the base of the Cliff of Baidiagara, a range of sandstone cliffs and UNESCO World Heritage site.
Kani Bonzon is one of Muso’s harder-to-reach rural sites, with roads that turn to rivers during the rainy season.
Prior to Muso’s rehabilitation of the health center, which serves 15,878 people, the clinic’s roof was inhabited by bats and insects.
Kani Bonzon’s pharmacist, providing treatment and prescriptions to patients across the region.
The unique architecture of Dimbal’s existing, EU-funded facilities was augmented by additional infrastructural support through Muso’s rural expansion, to better meet the needs of Dimbal’s 24,132 residents.
Dimbal’s maternity ward.
The rural health center at Doundé cares for a population of 12,718. Doundé was the host site for Muso’s rural launch in February 2017, which brought horsemen and dancers, as well as the regional governor, director of health, and local mayors, to the site.
A comprehensive solar energy system has been installed, ensuring adequate and reliable lighting for the clinic staff at night, refrigerated vaccines, and pharmacy stock. An improved natural ventilation scheme was also emphasized in the redesign, which reduces heat and the risk of airborne infections.
Doundé’s maternal recovery room.