Muso, Bamako, Mali

Muso, Bamako, Mali. Established in 2006, Muso is an international NGO based in Bamako, Mali, with headquarters in San Francisco. Starting in 2010, Muso has worked with faculty and trainees from UCSF and UC Berkeley to eliminate preventable deaths rooted in poverty, especially in maternal-child health in Mali. Muso’s annual budget of $4.4 million is based on support from USAID and various foundations. The program carries out operations and research at nine sites, including peri-urban communities surrounding Bamako and rural districts. All sites work through existing government-run primary care centers, where they partner with the Malian MoH to build capacity, and implement and study health system innovations. Current studies utilize an implementation science framework to focus on optimal roles for community health workers (CHWs) and strengthening links between CHWs and existing health facilities to improve patient health outcomes. Studies also include mHealth and other technological innovations. Muso will train Malian and UC scientists with a focus on health systems strengthening, and maternal, newborn and child health.

Site contact: Dr. Ari Johnson