In May, Muso co-hosted a study dissemination event with our Malian Ministry of Health partners, to share Muso’s historic new child mortality findings published in BMJ Global Health. The event featured presentations by Ministry leadership and our Director of Research Kassoum Kayentao, and a beautiful performance by Vieux Farka Touré.
The most powerful words, however, came from Community Health Worker Juliet Dacko. Juliet told the story of her neighbor, who became pregnant with her second child only a few months after giving birth to her first child. Juliet was there to diagnose the pregnancy early. Juliet was also there when her neighbor’s husband abandoned her. Juliet was there to connect her neighbor with prenatal care throughout her pregnancy.