Improving access to specialist dermatological care for people in Mali

Project start date : 25/10/2015

Beneficiary country : Mali

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Dermatology

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies
  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people

Project objectives

  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer
  • Other (specify)

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor

CNAM-Ex Institut Marchoux - Faculté de Médecine et d'Odontostomatologie de Bamako

The CNAM-Ex Institut Marchoux is a public scientific and technological establishment founded under Order 36-PRM dated 15 August 2001 ratified by Law 009/AN dated 4 April 2002. It is home to Mali’s largest dermatology department. The department is managed by a professor in dermatology, assisted by over 10 dermatologists. Every year, the department delivers curative care to 25,000 to 30,000 people, mainly from regions within Mali but also from surrounding countries like Guinea and Mauritania. It helps to train specialist dermatologists, medical students, and nurses treating leprosy, and helps to treat people with leprosy.

Sector : Healthcare (professionals and structures)

Country of origin : Mali

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently



    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

  • Faculté de Médecine et d'Odontostomatologie

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • RAFT

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)