Mali: Making Mothers Matter

With Mali seemingly locked into a worsening internal crisis, health issues affecting women have slipped downwards on the policy agenda. That means less attention focused on maternal health, family planning and the associated risks of their neglect.
  • Mali:  Making Mothers Matter, 14 June 2012

    It's a typical weekday morning at the Luxembourg Mother-Child hospital in the capital, Bamako. Around 20 patients are there for appointments - shy teenagers sit alongside more ... read more »

Female patients and medical workers in the maternity section at a community health centre in Mali.


  • Mali:  Instability Increases Health Risks for Children and Mothers

    United Nations Children's Fund, 22 May 2012

    UNICEF officials are warning that the crisis in the North of Mali has dramatically increased the risks from diseases such as cholera, measles and polio and could increase maternal ... read more »

  • Mauritania:  Thousands of Malian Refugees Face Poor Health Conditions

    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 18 April 2012

    Increasing numbers of people from Mali are entering a refugee camp in neighboring Mauritania, where health and living conditions are already poor, the international medical ... read more »

  • Mali:  Northerners Fear Islamic State

    Inter Press Service, 12 June 2012

    Tuareg and Islamist rebel groups which seized control of northern Mali in March are trying to find common ground for the joint administration of the territory. read more »

  • Africa:  Continent Fails Her Newborn Children, 12 June 2012

    Despite a significant reduction in child deaths around the globe, a new report released today shows that the health of newborn babies has been largely overlooked. read more »