March 27, 2020

Muso Responds to COVID-19

MARCH 27 

IiH innovator Muso joins a growing global movement of providers, policymakers, and citizens working to stop the spread of COVID-19. For our patients in Mali and for patients around the world, we bear witness to the violence of delay. Outbreaks feed on delay. Delays in testing, delays in care, delays in supported isolation—these delays have fueled the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the globe. At Muso, we’re taking action to: 

* Support and accompany our government partners to accelerate case detection, care, and supported isolation

* Continue rapid access to healthcare for everyone we serve

* Protect our health workers as they serve bravely on the frontlines 

This week, Mali confirmed its first cases of COVID-19. At the request of our government partners, we have developed protocols, tools, and curriculum for frontline providers and contact monitors, building from evidence-based best practices and global recommendations. We have also modified and built on our own treatment protocols to protect providers and patients. We’ve conducted key trainings with our own Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors and staff, and are rolling out further trainings with our government partners at the clinic and hospital levels. We will be surging our training, technical assistance, support, and care in the days ahead. Our focus will remain on what we know how to do best: to reach patients who need care with exceptional speed. We are also honored to rally with the Community Health Impact Coalition for global investments where they are most needed to protect the most vulnerable patients.

If you have ideas or questions, please reach out to us at info@musohealth.org, and look for updates at www.musohealth.org.