Maternal and child health in Mali remains among the poorest in sub-Saharan Africa for many reasons. Limited access and adoption of family planning, early childbearing, and short birth intervals are among the major reasons. Other important factors are FGM, infrequent use of skilled birth attendants, and lack of emergency obstetrical and neonatal care.
Despite these statistics, many important changes are taking place to improve maternal and child health in Mali. We are pleased to work with Adama Konta, our country coordinator and field specialist, in order to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Mali.