One Global Village collaborates with partner organizations to identify and address the education and health needs of our communities.
Clinique Paix (Peace Clinic) in Ouéléssébougou Mali, led by Dr. Oumar Bagayoko, provides general surgery, gynecological care, and general medical care to the community. Dr. Konaté, Dr. Diarra, Dr. Safiatou Bagayoko, and staff including the indefatiguable Samuel provide a warm welcome and shared location for our annual medical mission. Dr. Oumar's strong ties to the medical community in Bamako helped source an anesthesiology team who return each year to join the team. We treasure the time and ability to work side-by-side with these longtime colleagues and friends each year.
Rotary Bamako Ouest
We first were introduced to the local Rotary club Bamako Ouest through Rotary contacts in Kansas City, and they have become a steady source of information, connections, and partnership. Our Mali Director Koro wrote a successful grant to the club to purchase a grinding mill for Dagabo, then later joined as a member, and eventually served as President of the club. We have partnered to support health and education initiatives, including free health screening clinics and solar lights for local schools. We are thankful for their friendship and proud to be associated with the work done by the Rotary Bamako Ouest.
The Wash Project, founded in 2011, has grown into an entrepreneurial development initiative for local women, helped young people develop leadership skills, and started sports tournaments that draws thousands of spectators each year, all to reinforce the main message: Washing hands with soap saves lives. Co-founder Tieblecoro Samaké also joined our Mali team as Siraba School coordinator (we think his new basketball tournament for girls may have been inspired by watching the girls play with the hoop we put up in Dagabo!)
AFRIpads are reusable sanitary pads manufactured by an organization in rural Uganda. We first began purchasing and distributing the pads as part of a Menstrual Health Management kit and training while working in Northern Uganda. We have incorporated this important product into the Health and Healthy Behaviors program in Mali and soon will be offering as part of a Menstrual Health Management program in India.
United Aid Foundation has supported our health care initiatives from the beginning, from providing Ready Relief kits for surgical and clinical missions to providing funds for purchase of wound care supplies and basic medications for year-round provision at the Hawa Clinic in Mali.
This extraordinary organization, founded in response to an industrial disaster in 1987, operates a first-class hospital, thousands of free clinics in rural areas in India, and a STEM-focused, all-girls school. We are excited to launch a medical and educational mission in collaboration with the Trust in 2020, that will include a general surgery camp, Menstrual Health Management program, and girls empowerment – all programs requested by and in support of the vision of Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital Trust.