ALIMA’S SPIRIT: ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.
Our CHARTER defines the VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action:
- Putting the Patient First
- Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine
- Responsibility and freedom
- Improve the quality of our actions
- Placing trust
- Collective intelligence
ALIMA promotes and defends the principles of fundamental human rights. ALIMA has a zero-tolerance approach towards those guilty of acts of gender and sexual violence as well as towards inaction in the face of alleged or proven acts of violence. The protection of those benefiting from and impacted by our intervention is our top priority in everything we do. Everyone who collaborates with ALIMA is committed to :
- Respect the charter, the code of conduct, the institutional policies including the policy of protection against abuse of power and gender and sexual violence, the policy of prevention of corruption and fraud;
- Report violations of policies, framework documents and procedures to a supervisor, manager or referral agent or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARING - INNOVATING - TOGETHER:
Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 4 million patients and today deploys its operations in 11 African countries. In 2018 we developed 41 humanitarian medical response projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflicts, epidemics and extreme poverty. All of these projects are carried out in support to national authorities through nearly 330 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 300 health facilities). Whenever possible We work in partnership with local NGO's to ensure that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant expertise wherever it is, whether within their own country or in the rest of the world. In addition, to improve the humanitarian response, we are carrying out operational and clinical research projects particularly in the field of the fight against malnutrition and viral haemorrhagic fevers.
ALIMA’S TEAM:more than 2000 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from coordination teams generally based in the countries’ capitals. These receive support from the 4 desk teams and the emergency and opening team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working to raise funds and represent ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams working on behalf of other organizations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERT Health, SOS Doctors / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI and INSERM, Bordeaux or Copenhagen Universities, the INGO Solidarités International and many others.
COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK:Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan, Sudan, Mauritania.
THE WORK WE DO:Malnutrition, Maternal Health, Primary Health, Paediatrics, Malaria, Epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), Hospitalization, Emergencies, Gender Based Violence, Opening / Closing.
At the end of March 2021, ALIMA visited Sudan for the first time to develop contacts and gather enough information to set up an ALIMA mission in the country. From April to August, two exploratory missions were conducted by ALIMA: one in Khartoum in May 2021 and one in South Kordofan in August 2021. After supporting the Covid-19 Isolation Center at Omdurman Teaching Hospital between August 2021 and January 2022, ALIMA is starting a project in Al Saab Hospital in Khartoum in February 2022 in order to develop oxygen capacity in the structure. ALIMA has also been running a Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) project in Kadugli in South Kordofan State since December 2021; the activities included conducting SRH and neonatal healthcare services in the maternity ward of Kadogli Teaching Hospital (KTH). ALIMA will be extending its healthcare services at communities level through Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities and mobile clinics.
ALIMA also plans to conduct an assessment in the Red Sea State in 2022.