img_8986_custom-0cb667b47e7c6a098a31a26f45b4f79e29ddd580-s1300-c85Imagine a world in which pregnant women and little kids get regular home visits from a health worker — and free health care.

That’s the ground-breaking approach that’s being adopted in one of the world’s poorest countries: the West African nation of Mali.

And it’s already underway in a pilot program. Nana Kadidia Diawara is one of many community health workers who do daily rounds through the sprawling, dusty streets of Yirimadio, a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital city of Bamako…..more