Mali: How Première Urgence International helps to improve access to primary healthcare in Bankass
Since the start of the 2012 political-security crisis in the north of Mali, the uncertainty and deterioration of the situation have progressively touched the centre of the country. The crisis hit the Bankass Cercle, in the centre of Mali, with full force. Consequently the cross-community conflicts and the active presence of armed groups from the opposition have triggered a general instability in this area. This lead to a decline in healthcare coverage in the region of Mopti. Around the Bankass Cercle a shortage of financial, human and material means to supply healthcare has been observed, which raises the vulnerability of the host population and of the internal refugees.