AMD - Assistance Medicale Decentralisee

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AMD - Assistance Medicale Decentralisee

Mali
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
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A medical doctor by training, Garba Hamadoun Cissé has organized his colleagues to volunteer their time and skills to bring specialized medical care to those without access while simultaneously training local medical agents to provide such care in the future.

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In a country where thousands of people do not have access to quality medical care, Garba Hamadoun Cissé has created Assistance Médicale Décentralisée (AMD) to bring the services of diverse specialized doctors to socially disadvantaged populations, such as women, children, the elderly, and those living in remote areas or in detention.With the part-time volunteer assistance of various medical specialists, AMD is able to provide medical services and occasional surgical interventions free of charge to people whose location and/or social conditions would otherwise make such medical care inaccessible. It is the first initiative of its kind to be launched and implemented by Malian specialized doctors on a volunteer basis. Some international endeavors have involved Western doctors intervening temporarily in troubled, war-torn, or disaster areas, but Garba's initiative is a sustainable local venture addressing regular medical needs. Through AMD, volunteer doctors travel around the country offering specialized medical care and donated medications. At the same time, they provide health awareness programs to the local communities and training to the local medical agents, thus promoting sustainability.