WOW! Our biggest year ever! All of this incredible growth in the midst of a pandemic and coup d’etat. This deserves a special thanks to our creative and hardworking leadership of Mali–Dr. Diallo!
590 PATIENTS helped this year for a total budget of $37,349.77
Diolia site: 233 patient encounters for a total expense of $3,895.22
Bamako site: 357 patients $33,454.55
Covered hospital days: 3008!
Average age of patient: 6.7 yrs
155 patients were under age 5, including 27 newborns.
259 patients in medical and surgical services
98 patients treated with our emergency pharmacy
56% (145 patients) General Pediatrics and Neonatology
8% (21 patients) Pediatric oncology
15% (38 patients) Pediatric Surgery
1% (3 patients) ENT
3% (7 patients) Trauma Surgery
2% (6 patients) subspecialty services (neurosurgery, neurology, gastroenterology)
Hôpital du Mali (pediatrics) 14% soit (36 patients)
Hôpital du point G 1% (3 patients)
We also stocked the first full burn cart at the Children’s Hospital and covered the costs of PPE for the pediatric Oncology Unit.
Expenses since 1/2018
|Service||Age||Diagnostic||Devenir||FCFA||Case investment||days hospitalized||days with MMRF|
|1||ER||10years||pneumonia sur retrovirose||deceased||31800||$60.57||25||12days|
|3||ped surgery||8years||burn thermique||improved||37250||$70.95||4||4days|
|5||neonat||j0||anoxic brain injury of neonate||improved||14680||$27.96||8||7days|
|7||hospital admission||09years||abcess hepatique||improved||31370||$59.75||12||3days|
|9||hospital admission||8years||nephrotic syndrome||improved||29600||$56.38||35||25days|
|11||gastro||55years||ulcere gastro duodenale||ongoing||109645||$208.85||ongoing|
|12||Traumato||41years||open fracture du genou Gauche||ongoing||1013765||$1,930.98||ongoing|
|14||Traumato||12years||open fracture de la leg droite||improved||51630||$98.34||10||10days|
|16||neonat||J3||anoxic brain injury of neonate + neonatal infection||deceased||17205||$32.77||5||3days|
|17||ER||6years||AVC /sickle cell anemia||improved||41700||$79.43||14||12days|
|21||Hospital of Mali||8years||gen ped full report pending||improved||59520||$113.37||1||1day|
|22||Hospital of Mali||24months||gen ped full report pending||improved||17000||$32.38||6||6days|
|23||Hospital of Mali||36months||gen ped full report pending||improved||6000||$11.43||1||1day|
|24||Hospital of Mali||13months||gen ped full report pending||improved||6000||$11.43||1||1day|
|25||Hospital of Mali||11years||gen ped full report pending||improved||7000||$13.33||1||1day|
|26||Hospital of Mali||5years||gen ped full report pending||improved||6000||$11.43||1||1day|
|27||neonat||J18||anoxic brain injury of neonate + neonatal infection||improved||16190||$30.84||10||4days|
|30||hospital admission||5months||meningitis +DH2O||improved||15450||$29.43||9||6days|
|33||hospital admission||9years||sickle cell anemia||ongoing||6590||$12.55|
|34||hospital admission||12years||nephrotic syndrome||improved||20000||$38.10||1||1day|
|38||gastro||39years||abcess hepatique du dome||improved||311400||$593.14||38||38days|
|40||ER||2months||stenose hyperthrophique du pylore||improved||12960||$24.69||18||9days|
|43||hospital admission||4years||syndrome nephrotique||improved||18500||$35.24||1||1day|
|47||pediatric oncology||15years||Burkitt Lymphoma||ongoing||212885||$405.50|
|48||Hospital of Mali||7years||pleuresie||improved||13000||$24.76||3||3days|
|49||Hospital of Mali||5years||syndrome nephrotique||improved||31980||$60.91||10||9days|
|50||Hospital of Mali||4years||tuberculose multifocale||ongoing||9270||$17.66|
|51||hospital admission||36months||syndrome nephrotique||improved||29435||$56.07||45||30days|
|52||ER||7years||meningitis compliquée d’hydrocephalie||ongoing||338315||$644.41|
|53||ER||17months||meningitis compliquée d’hydrocephalie||ongoing||7500||$14.29|
|55||hospital admission||6years||nephrotic syndrome||improved||28020||$53.37||2||2days|
|69||hospital admission||8years||syndrome nephrotique||ongoing||14430||$27.49|
|70||ambulatoire||44years||Insuffisance renale chronique||ongoing||28720||$54.70|
|71||Traumato||30years||open fracture de la leg droite||ongoing||15000||$28.57|
We are a virtually zero-overhead organization. All money donated to Mali Medical Relief has gone to direct patient care. Mali Medical Relief Fund is a 501(c)3 and all funds received will go directly to needy patients. All of your donations are tax deductible.
Our organization is run on a volunteer basis and all funds received go directly to medical care, medicines and supplies. Funds are accounted for and e-mails are sent to those who provide their address showing how the funds were spent and updated periodically here on our website.
Each and every day I am amazed what we are able to accomplish with so little in resources. In the first 4 months of this year we have helped 71 patients receive emergent medical care at the national hospital. We are helping to save children’s lives everyday. Moreover, we help to save families from financial ruin by providing care at no cost to the patient.
Dr. Diallo and I attended a national conference this year to determine the next best steps for our growing organization. We hope to continue to expand our reach to help an increasing number of children.
Pictured above is Dr. Mark Travassos, Dr. Diallo, Dr. Barry, Dr. Sylla, and Trauma RN Mme Konate Maimouna Martine Kindo. Patient with mother (photo with permission)
Interventions that change lives
I recently met renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Howard from at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was speaking to a group of pediatricians at Shriner’s hospital in Spokane. One of the subjects he touched on was global health. What struck me was his emphasis on the importance of working in partnership with local physicians. Reliance on local resources is essential for projects to truly have a lasting impact. This really struck home with me, as we have always been committed to this ideal at Mali Medical Relief. I continue to be astounded by the amazing work we can do with so little. I hope you, our critical supporters are too. We are unique in how we rely exclusively on local expertise to run our organization. This means we help not only individual patients, but also the healthcare system by creating increased demand for technically advanced medical and surgical care. Our physicians can treat increasingly complex cases because we provide the support and resources to make them possible. When we first began nearly 10 years ago, I would never have imagined we would be helping patients with complex surgical needs. I am so proud of the work our team does, and incredibly humbled by the support provided by you, our donors.
This year several interventions stand out in my mind. First is a story of amazing perseverance. 12-year-old Kadiatou* is homeless after both her parents died. She was struck by a car this November and survived the impact. However, it left her with a broken right hip and ankle. Mali Medical Relief jumped in to help right away. Her hip and ankle have been repaired, and she is well on her way to full rehabilitation. The team is also working on helping to stabilize her home situation; truly taking care of the whole patient.
During our last site visit, representatives from the trauma unit were dismayed at how many amputations in pediatric patients they were seeing due to delayed treatment of compound fractures (open bone breaks). They pinpointed the source of the problem, a lack of available external fixation devices. We purchased two additional external fixation devices for the trauma unit to assist with limb sparing surgeries. These timely interventions are critical to prevent amputations and complications from infection.
Finally, we are reaching out to our NGO and government partners who care for pediatric cancer patients. These partners provide the standard chemotherapy for the disease. We were asked to help facilitate diagnostic and adjuvant treatment interventions. As I write, we have just accepted a new patient with neuroblastoma (6 yo boy) who needs additional diagnostic evaluation. These specialized interventions can substantially decrease morbidity and mortality related to pediatric leukemia and tumors.
Your support is essential to the work we do. Every dollar goes to directly fund patient care. Please consider donating to help sustain our ongoing activities. It truly means the world to us at Mali Medical Relief to be able to give hope to families in time of crisis. I welcome questions, suggestions, and ideas from everyone as we look to continue to grow and improve our operations.
With deep gratitude for your ongoing support,
|Mali Medical Relief Fund 501©3. 316 W Central, Missoula, MT 59801. Pictures are by patient consent only. Names changed to protect privacy.|
Founder and Board Chair
Ethel MacDonald Treasurer, Kendra Wiggins MD, Mark Travassos MD, Mamadou Sylla MD, Paul Kamate MD, Hamidou Diallo MD, Morgan Halvorson, Tom Barger web development.
Mali Medical Relief is beginning a new presence on the web by converting its site to Word Press. We would like to invite all of our friends to make our presence known by liking and/or sharing our site.
We also want to remind everyone of an Amazon campaign. If you shop with Amazon.com they will donate 0.5% of every purchase you make to Mali Medical Relief. Just select us as your charity of interest. It’s absolutely no cost to you!
Thank you for considering us in your charitable giving and happy spring!
Mali Medical Relief will soon be converting to WordPress for its Web Page Development. This will enable updates to be made easier and more comprehensive. We have started a Youtube account to post more pictures and videos of our work and Mali in general. Click here to see the latest slide show.
Friends of Mali Medical Relief,
I wanted to take the opportunity to extend my gratitude for your support of Mali Medical Relief Fund. This year has been truly remarkable, with us making expansions and continuing our great work throughout Mali. There have been major social, political, and public health upheavals in the last 12 months, but we are still carrying on with our work. Thank you to our fantastic teams led by Drs. Sylla and Diallo at Gabriel Toure in Bamako, and the MMRF board led by Pierre Dabo in Dioila.
This year we have helped 69 patients in Dioila with major hospitalizations, surgeries, and cases of malaria and pneumonia, malnutrition, and meningitis.
At Gabriel Toure we have helped 57 inpatients with very complex diagnoses and problems. In particular we have funded surgery for colostomy, chemotherapy for acute leukemia, therapy for multiple patients with acute renal failure, cases of HIV and tuberculosis, and many more with cerebral malaria and pneumonia. I have attached the Bamako site review so you can see a complete list of cases and details.
Attn: Ethel MacDonald Treasurer
Mali Medical Relief Fund
316 W Central
Missoula, MT 59801
Have a wonderful years end and start to the new year,
MMRF Board Chair
Expenses for 2014 are listed below.
|Nombre||Date Entrée||Service||Age||Sex||Diagnostic||Devenir||Cout du ttt en FCFA||Nbre de Jour|
|Price in Dollars|
|80||1/16/14||Neonat||infection neonatal precoce||ameliore||13130||$26.80||22|
|85||12/20/13||chir pediatrique||inmperforation anale||ameliore||40855||$83.38||72|
|96||5/6/14||Pavillon||operer pour colostomie||DCD||172120||$351.27||93|
|97||5/11/14||Neonat||Intoxication à la soude||ameliore||33240||$67.84||9|
|105||6/10/14||Neonat||prematurite +risque infectieux||ameliore||15915||$32.48||7|
|107||6/13/14||Neonat||prematurite +risque infectieux||ameliore||2700||$5.51||5|
|111||7/9/14||Pavillon||pneumonie sur retrovirose||DCD||43615||$89.01||38|
|119||9/24/14||Pavillon||pneumonie sur MAS||ameliore||27035||$55.17||10|
|121||10/21/14||Urgence||corps etrangé pharyngé||ameliore||6495||$13.26||3|
|122||8/25/14||Urgence||tuberculose sur retrovirose||amelioré||28400||$57.96||86|
|123||10/22/14||CHU du PG||tuberculose osseuse||amelioré||94750||$193.37||26|
|125||11/15/14||Pavillon||sd nephrotique||en cours||19500||$39.80||en cours|
|126||11/18/14||Pavillon||sd nephrotique||en cours||26300||$53.67||en cours|
|127||11/26/14||Pavillon||sd nephrotique||en cours||19000||$38.78||en cours|
|128||11/8/14||Urgence||cardiopathie congenitale||en cours||13000||$26.53||en cours|
|129||11/25/14||Pavillon||sd nephrotique||en cours||12380||$25.27||en cours|
|130||12/3/14||Pavillon||sd nephrotique||en cours||11135||$22.72||en cours|
|131||12/8/14||Chir pediatrique||leucemie aigue||en cours||35950||$73.37||en cours|
Our Mission Is Simple: We provide direct medical care to needy patients in Mali in the form of hospital bill and pharmacy cost financing and reimbursement. Your funds pay directly for medical care for those in need. All our staff are volunteers. Founded in 2008, our mission is to serve needy families in Mali who find themselves in medical crisis. Since our founding, we have helped hundreds of patients pay for life saving medical support, by paying for medicines, medical tests, and surgeries.
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