AN EMBLEMATIC FIGURE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Mali : interview with Michel Hamala Sidibé
After almost a decade at the Executive Board of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé was appointed Minister of Health in Mali last May. A true defender of social justice, Michel Sidibé is now fully committed to improving the health situation in Mali. Interview.
54 ÉTATS: Could you take stock of the health situation in Mali? More specifically, what are the dominant pathologies in Mali and what is the maternal and infant mortality rate?
Michel Hamala Sidibé: Mali is facing new challenges that require a multi-sectoral, innovative and coordinated approach.
The security crisis in north-central Mali has been catastrophic for our country, with the deterioration of the health infrastructure, the theft of medical equipment, and death threats to the medical staff leading to medical deserts. In view of this picture and since taking office, we are working to restore hope to our people and to strengthen the bonds of trust between citizens and public authorities by substantially contributing to the provision of basic and essential services. making health a vehicle for peace and reconciliation.