Mali. European Union visits emergency health project
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24-05-2023 | di COOPI

Mali. European Union visits emergency health project

From 5 to 7 April, as a donor, the European Union (Humanitarian Aid Department) visited the project entitled 'Emergency responses to the health and nutritional needs of internally displaced populations, including populations in hard-to-reach areas in the regions of Mopti and Ségou' conducted by COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale from June 2022. 

The first day of the visit, 5 April, took place at the COOPI office in Mopti, where a briefing was held between the EU representative and the COOPI security officer, together with the project's medical officer and the head of the local social development and solidarity economy service of the Djenné district. 

On the same day, in the COOPI office in Djenné, the results achieved so far within the project were presented: 

  • free and quality medical and nutritional assistance for displaced persons and the host population;
  • access for the vulnerable population to 'key' health centres, where free and quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care is provided);
  • a minimum protection package for the conflict-affected population, as well as free, quality nutritional assistance for children under five. 

The following day, the visit continued to URENI, the Intensive Nutritional Education and Recovery Unit of the Health Referral Centre in Djenné. After the institutional meetings held with the prefect, the mayor and the village chief of the Dotémè IDP site in the city of Djenné, the visit moved to the site itself. This gave the EU contact person the opportunity not only to meet the project beneficiaries, but also to observe the activities carried out.

On 7 April, the last day of the visit, ECHO's representative went to the Community Health Centre (CSCom ) in Sofara where he met with the Community Health Association (ASACO) in the persons of the President of the members and members of the Board of Directors, as well as the Mayor, the Sofara Health Officer and the Centre's staff.

The donor's visit allowed him to see how the project has developed and how to keep track of the activities carried out, as well as the relationship established with the beneficiaries, with a view to its conclusion on 31 May 2023.