How do you fight a disease if you do not have medical staff properly trained on how to treat it? In many areas of the vast Sahelian band, this is an everyday problem. In this region, under-nutrition is responsible for the deaths of nearly half a million children under five years old every year. Remote health centres do not have sufficient staff with the knowledge on how to address this acute problem.
As such, EU Humanitarian Aid prioritises training when funding projects such as this one in Mali. On top of providing medical treatment to undernourished children, EU partner ALIMA (The Alliance For International Medical Action) trained nearly 200 doctors and nurses over the country. This involved joint supervision of patients, training and experience sharing on medical cases.
On the occasion of World Health Day, this video shows how crucial it is that knowledge reaches every health worker so that more lives can be saved.
Video by ALIMA.