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Recognition for Medicine for Mali and Jill DeVore

Jill DeVore has been chosen one of 20 Outstanding Women for 2014 by radio station Sunny 95. This is due to the many people who work so hard and volunteer countless hours to make Medicine for Mali a successful, vibrant group. Thanks to you all.

Altrusa International Foundation awards money

Altrusa International Foundation has donated money for the Medicine for Mali  teacher training program. Thank you, Altrusa International Foundation!

2013 MFM work continues

Good news: all of Medicine for Mali’s is continuing this year, even though the American team could not make it’s yearly visit this winter. For example:

4 new villages (3500 people) will be getting clean water wells this year.

The Malian doctor who held MFM med clinics this year was surprised by the lack of stomach and intestinal aliments in the villagers. He said the clean water wells were the reason, and he thanked MFM for this.

New Micro-finance loans went out to 350 people in 8 villages in 2013.

School-teacher trainings are being held in the villages’ schools. All MFM trained teachers have passed their evaluations. Scholarship students are receiving their money to go to high school in the capital.

A Midwife is coming for monthly prenatal visits to assist and teach the village matrons. Many more women are coming for prenatal visits now!

Public Health trainings and refresher courses are occurring now.

Monthly Immunizations sessions in all villages are occurring. Malaria prevention talks and weighing of children for malnutrition are continuing.


TTN, Altrusa collect school supplies.

These two energetic groups in Columbus, Ohio, have collected school supplies to encourage girls to stay in school and do well on tests. These school supplies will be given to the top 3 girl test takers on 3 tests.

A young girl who wants to learn.

Thanks to Altrusa International of Columbus

More students are attending school and more girls are going to school  with the help of a grant from Altrusa for teacher training.

Kind Donor

An anonymous donor from The Columbus Foundation has given a $1000 contribution to Medicine for Mali. Thank you!

Bexley Methodist Church donates 1 scholarship

Bexley Methodist Church of Columbus, Ohio has donated a scholarship for a girl to go to high school in the capital of Bamako.
These scholarships are awarded to the top girl and boy in their class in 4 schools.

2nd Altrusa grant for Education

Top Test Taker

Altrusa of Columbus has generously donated a 2nd grant to MFM for teacher training and tutoring for the 2011-12 school year in 4 schools with a total enrollment of 2.000 students.

Garage sale nets 3 scholarships for MFM.

Ian Bravendar and friends, high schoolers in Columbus, OH, held a garage sale to benefit MFM. They earned enough to help 3 Malian students go to high school in the capital city Bamako. What a great job!

Altrusa Backs Schools with Grant


Altrusa of Columbus, OH, has given MFM a grant to help promote all students, especially girls, continuing their education.  This service organization is supporting our tutoring program where students, with emphasis on girls, get extra classes during the week. MFM has also begun a teacher training program where district officials observe and give practical solutions to common teaching problems. As a first step this year, the management committees and parent committees were trained in their roles and responsibilities. The people attending told of their learning with great enthusiasm and gratitude. They had not know what their tasks were. What  a difference this training will make.


Thank you, Altrusa of Columbus for helping to make this happen.


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