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Koutiala Women and Children’s Hospital - Mali

Duration: Open ended duration. Contact NGO for details.
Clinical Focus: OB/Gyn

Mission Details
The hospital is organized and governed by the Centre Protestante pour l‘Assistance Medicale au Mali or in English: The Protestant Center for Medical Assistance in Mali. C.P.A.M. has its own constitution and by-laws and is a recognized non-governmental organization, or NGO. The protestant mission, The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), in Mali has been actively involved in medical work since its entry into Mali in 1923. The mission has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the medical work and offers its services to all without regard to creed or religion. Currently there are six rural medical clinics. These clinics are now under the direction of C.P.A.M. and offer various services: general medical treatment, prenatal care, vaccinations, well-baby clinics, family planning, maternity care, as well as AIDS prevention teaching. Malian nurses, midwives and assistants have been trained to staff and manage these rural clinics.

Presently there are four buildings on an eight acre site just outside the city of Koutiala in southeastern Mali. Three buildings are for women’s services: one for urgent care, surgery, and delivery, a second for in patient care, and the third for consultations, lab and the pharmacy. The fourth building houses the Pediatric Center which houses the out and in patients services. Koutiala Hospital has multiple pulse oximeters with more than enough for the four ORs. Hospital also uses portable anesthesia machines in a suitcase with oxygen concentrators.

Expenses: Costs are $40 per person per day for food, lodging, and in country transportation.
Meals Provided: Y

Security: Y
Teaching Opportunity: Y
Religious Affiliation: Y

Mission Guest House where cooking facilities are available. CPAM also arranges some meals cooked, provides some items for simple meals and teams are also invited to missionary homes for fellowship and food. On occasion one or two volunteers are hosted in a missionary home. Large teams often bring someone to help with cooking etc. CPAM works with small teams and has a team coordinator who interfaces with the team and makes these arrangements.

Spouse/Partner/Family Permitted: Y
Available for Faculty/Resident: Y
Patient Care: Y

NGO Profile Info: Center Protestant for Assistance Medical - CPAM
Description The Protestant Center for Medical Assistance in Mali


Contact Name: Craig and Marilyn Hanscome
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Contact Phone: 706-352-4070
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