- To reinforce the quality of medical and nutritional care for children
- To reduce child mortality due to malnutrition and/or illnesses interacting with malnutrition (diarrhoea, malaria, respiratory infections, etc.) in Koulikoro Region, Mali
The project to reduce child malnutrition in Mali (February, 2014 to January, 2015) was supported by La Chaîne de l’Espoir and implemented by ALIMA and AMCP in six districts (Kangaba, Kolokani, Ouélessébougou, Dioïla, Koulikoro et Fana) reaching around 200,000 children, 98% of whom were under the age of 5.
La Chaîne de l’Espoir applied its medical expertise by organising two training missions with medical personnel responsible for intensive care in Koulikoro’s regional health centres.
Supporting children under 5 through quality medical and nutritional care is based on the following:
- Active and passive screening for cases of severe acute malnutrition in all districts
- Treatment of severe acute malnutrition and accompanying illnesses free of charge and supervision of medical and nutritional activities in the districts
- Quality care in cases of severe acute malnutrition with complications and other serious accompanying illnesses in children under 5, free of charge