TDDA's final Mali newsletter reflects on how momentum can be maintained.
After almost four years of support from the TDDA programme, Mali is on a path to building stronger health security systems. We are proud to have been an ally and facilitator in this progress that will help keep communities safer from infectious diseases and other health risks. As we depart, this exit document offers some insights into what we see as the most crucial next steps to continue strengthening health security on behalf of all Malians. They include:
How progress towards International Health Regulations standards can be maintained
Why formalizing civil society’s role in health security will help ensure no-one is left behind
Where next for Community-Based Surveillance
TDDA’s implementation partner in Mali is Foundation Mérieux. For the past eight years they have been supporting the Government of Mali in several health security programmes, to strengthen the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR). Dr.Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem, PhD, is responsible for their operations in the country. She writes:
“The next joint external evaluation of Mali’s main IHR capacities will objectively measure the impact of the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa technical assistance programme. I am convinced that its impact will be significant."
The TDDA programme closes in November 2022.