Fondation Pierre Fabre

The medical information portal in Mali

Main beneficiary country:

About the sponsor


Malisanté is a company specialising in medical information technology. It develops innovative solutions to facilitate access to medical information for Malian populations.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Mali

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalents
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Vaccination
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health
  • Ophthalmology

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 02/13/2009


Financing method

  • Shareholders' equity at the beginning. Now the initiative stays on track through contracts with medical structures, NGOs, etc.

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Subsidies
  • Advertising

About the initiative

In Africa, and particuarly in Mali, access to quality medical information is difficult to find. offers a solution to this need.

Malisanté is the only initiative of its kind in the West African sub-region. Its expertise in the medical and digital sectors make it truly distinctive. Malisanté meets the concrete needs of health professionals and patients.

Malisanté is an initiative that came into being in 2009. The idea was based on the lack of access to quality medical information and health professionals in Mali. It includes pages such as: Health in Mali, Science and Studies, Sexuality, Nutrition, Technology and Health. And also a directory of the medical structures in Mali. Malisanté.org now has 30,000 visits/month, compared with 700 visits/month in 2010.

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Target audience

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

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

1500000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

30000 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation



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Ordre des medecins du Mali

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Ordre des pharmaciens du Mali

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