WHO doctor kidnapped on 23 January released
02 February 2023: Update: In Menaka town and cercle, Gao region, a WHO doctor — who was kidnapped on 23 January — has been released. Source: VOA Return to Mali home page more
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2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet

Incidents of violence or obstruction against health care in Mali have been reported in four of Mali’s eight regions, and were most frequent in Gao region, which has experienced high levels of violence and insecurity.

Health worker kidnappings are common. The majority of victims were employed by health INGOs and in most cases were abducted in groups of up to three or four people. Health centres have been ransacked and medicines looted, and ambulances seized.

Factsheet available in English and French. This factsheet is based on the dataset 2021 SHCC Mali Health Data, which is available for download on the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). 

Explore our Attacked and Threatened: Health Care at Risk interactive global map to see incidents where health workers were killed, kidnapped or injured and incidents where health facilities were damaged or destroyed since 2016.