Reducing Malaria in Mali

Given the high burden of illness caused by malaria in Mali, in 2005 MSF offered to collaborate with Malian health authorities to introduce an improved management approach of using Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy (ACT). The goal was to improve access to effective diagnosis and treatment for children five years and under and pregnant women, the two groups that suffered the greatest burden of illness.