Kènèya Nieta/USAID Mali Household and Community Health (HCH) Activity
In 2020, FP2020 found that the modern contraceptive prevalence rate is 16.3% in Mali, with a 24.8% unmet need for family planning (FP). According to the World Bank, less than half of the population in Mali lives within five kilometers (about three miles) of a health facility.
The Kènèya Nieta consortium is supporting communities in the regions of Mopti, Ségou, and Sikasso to susainably deliver a community-based package of essential health services, build a resilient and self-reliant community health system, and increase the capacity of individuals, households, and communities to plan, finance, and manage their own health. EngenderHealth is leading the integration of FP and gender inclusion into existing health services with a focus on strengthening community-based health systems and facilitating community ownership of health systems
Kènèya Nieta aims to reduce community and cultural barriers to health services through faith-based and civil society organizations to increase uptake of FP services. EngenderHealth is supporting the integration of FP and gender, youth, and social inclusion across all program activities to improve community health workers’ ability to provide client-centered care. Our approach includes addressing gender imbalances, responding to the special needs of adolescents and youth, and strengthening community oversight mechanisms to hold providers accountable.
Through this program, we aim to facilitate linkages between communities and health facilities by generating demand for health services and improving financial sustainability for health services that respond to this demand.
Kènèya Nièta is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Cooperative Agreement No. 72068820CA00002. The project team includes prime recipient University Research Co., LLC (URC) and sub-recipients Association Malienne pour le Développement Communautaire (AMADECOM), Center for Promotion of Human Rights and Development in Africa (CPHDA), EngenderHealth, IMA, JIGI, Magenta, Viamo, and Ya-G-Tu.