The Mali Health Organizing Project (Mali Health) is a young and innovative grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to empower urban communities in Mali, West Africa, to improve maternal and child health. We do so by: 1) fostering the agency of residents and community structures to mobilize to address community health needs, 2) promoting health education, prevention, and early care seeking, and 3) enhancing financial, geographic, and cultural access to health care for poor families.
Currently we operate in a peri-urban community called Sikoro-Sourakabougou on the outskirts of Bamako. Our interlocking programs include community mobilizing training and support, maternal and child health services, a community health workers team, a health education radio show, and support for a community-managed clinic. Details are available at http://www.malihealth.org.
As Mali Health transitions out of a start-up phase, our Executive Director (ED) will shape our future as we deepen and expand our impact. The ED will lead our team in creating an organizational culture dedicated to social change while developing the capacity of individual team members and the organization as a whole. He or she will refine our programs to be increasingly participatory, facilitating a long-term process of locally led community development. The ED will lead expansion of our programs, ensure we have the resources required to do so, and develop alliances with other healthcare organizations.
The Executive Director will split his or her time between Sikoro, Mali and the United States (Boston or New York).
For more information: http://www.malihealth.org/ht/display/ArticleDetails/i/2452/pid/210