At a glance
Traditional care systems are not meeting the needs of most patients living in poverty, with millions of preventable deaths annually. Early access to proven healthcare tools can avert nearly all under-five child deaths. Muso has documented rapid health improvements in communities it serves with its proactive care model, including sustaining a rate of child mortality lower than any country in sub-Saharan Africa for five years running. Muso seeks to replicate and scale these results across Mali and beyond, saving millions of lives every year.
Muso was founded in 2005 by a small group of Malians and Americans who came together to address the injustices of health and poverty they witnessed. Since Muso began they have built expertise and strong relationships with partners at all levels of government and civil society. Muso has served as an operational research partner to the Malian Ministry of Health for over a decade. In February 2019, Mali's president committed to rolling out key elements Muso has co-designed and tested with the government, as part of an historic health system reform effort.