The Need

The medical needs in West Africa are great, especially for women and children:

  • Among the highest infant mortality rates in the world.

  • 1 in 10 children will die during the birthing process in Mali.

  • Some of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates are in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 1 in 20 women will die due to a complication associated with childbirth.

  • 1 in 5 children will die before the age of 10.

  • Most causes of death can be easily prevented with basic medical care and vaccinations.

  • 1 doctor for every 12,500 people in Mali

  • 1 doctor for every 20,000 people in Togo.

Our Response

Maternity Center and Pharmaceutical Dispensary built in Tatrima, Mali in 2012.

  • Through partnerships with a variety of individuals and institutions, GPiH has financed the construction of medical clinics, clean water wells, and solar panel systems through West Africa.

  • Each center has a maternity ward serving the needs of expectant mothers, new mothers, and their babies.

  • Each center has a dispensary to make life-saving medication available.

  • The centers are sustainably staffed and operated by our in-country partners.

Find out more about the medical centers already operating because of partnerships with GPiH:

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