Who We Are

The Medicine for Mali team is comprised almost exclusively by volunteers. In fact, all of our American based leadership and administrative work is completely provided by volunteers. We get volunteers that come from all over The United States and Mali. Theses generous folks volunteer their effort and talents to to further the programs of Medicine For Mali. American Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants and Medical Students travel to provide free or low cost medical clinics to Villagers. American business men and women work to organize and administer our Micro Loan Program. Graduates and students of Public Health work tirelessly to create, administer, and oversee our Public Health Programs.

Watch a 2 minute video of who we are.


Our volunteering missions can range in size from a small efficient group of a couple people to a much larger force of close to 30 technicians, medical personel, teachers, and builders.

Dr. Abdoulaye Bagayoko is our Director of Operations in Mali. He oversees the daily operations and programs of Medicine for Mali and is in charge of logistics for our Volunteer missions.


The Medicine for Mali mission is to collaborate with our partners in Mali, Africa in a sustainable approach to improve lives through medical aid, education, public health, microfinance, and clean water while promoting friendship across cultures.


Medicine for Mali operates with a collaborative and diverse team of volunteers with expertise in medicine, education, construction, media, business and marketing. Our organization relies solely on private donations and we are always open to creating new partnerships in our quest to improve the lives of those we serve. MFM is predominately based in Des Moines, IA and Columbus, OH, although our volunteers come from all over the nation.

Medicine for Mali is a nonprofit 501 3c organization. We are dedicated to bringing medical services, clean water, improved educational opportunities and economic development to the people of Mali.

We invite you to learn more about our programs, goals and accomplishments.


Watch a video on the importance and availability of clean water youtube.com. Please take a look.

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