In northern Côte d'Ivoire, newly pregnant Machiami Coulibaly is accompanied on her journey to care by Muso, a global health organization that has just started working in her village — with some challenges along the way. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.
Muso's Rapid Care model provides care without any out of pocket fees, bringing life-saving
diagnostics and therapeutics into the home, and evacuating patients who require more complex
care to redesigned rapid-access primary care clinics to receive care from skilled nurses,
physicians, and midwives.
In December 2022, Muso launched its Rapid Care model in Madinani, Côte d’Ivoire. Around the same time, a young woman named Machiami Coulibaly found herself newly pregnant and seeking answers for her stomach pains. Every year, millions of individuals lose their lives while waiting for health care. For Machiami, and countless women like her across the globe, arriving at a health center even a day or an hour too late can mean the difference between life and death.
The delays she encountered on her journey - often stemming from barriers like gender inequality, geographical distance, inadequate infrastructure, and, most significantly, the cost of care - claim more lives than any single disease. Muso’s unwavering commitment and mission drive us to bridge the gap caused by these delays, ensuring that even those patients who might otherwise slip through the cracks, regardless of various obstacles, receive the health care they rightfully deserve. Across our partner sites, Muso reaches patients with exceptional speed: more than 90% of the sick children we treat receive care within 24 hours of their first symptom. But as we strive to build the world’s fastest healthcare system, we care obsessively about those few remaining patients who are still least likely to get care in time. Here we accompany Machiami, who faced many delays to care, at the site that needs the most additional support from Muso. She shows us the progress we have made, and the progress we must still make, on the path ahead. There remains much work to be done. Muso is committed to redoubling its efforts to fulfill the promise of curing the injustice of delay. You can too.
Here is her story.
Muso is a global health organization that works to cure the injustice of delay in health care. Since 2005, Muso has grown to serve around 524,000 patients in Mali and Côte d'Ivoire, overcoming barriers to healthcare access. The sites in which Muso works in Mali and Côte d’Ivoire have witnessed a remarkable and transformative improvement in access to health care. In Mali, the areas served by Muso have documented child mortality rates lower than that of any country in sub-Saharan Africa. In Côte d’Ivoire, following the launch of operations in the Adzopé district, their data revealed a staggering tenfold increase in patient visits within the first two weeks, including a record number of clinic-based child births and women attending prenatal visits at earlier stages of their pregnancies.
Hangui is a young Ivorian who's been passionate about cinema since primary school. He studied performing arts at Felix Houphouët Boigny University and obtained a master's degree in audiovisual production in 2010. Today, he is a cameraman and editor. He worked for 3 years as a JRI for the RTI (Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne). He then studied dramatic arts at the Abidjan Art institute. In 2022, he got a certificate of Perfection in Documentary Film Editing by ATELIERS VARAN.
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Director: Martial Hangui
Producer: Laurent Bitty
Cinematography: Martial Hangui
Editor: Martial Hangui
Sound Recordist: Bolou Marius
Drone Operator: Alexis Akomon
Translators: Martial Hangui, Nana Mariam Maïga, Sylla Fanta
Colour: Rodrigue Gakpara
Featuring: Coulibaly Machiami, Koné Yaya, Bakary Fofana, Koné Bazoumana, Fofana Djeneba, Koné Adama, Lath Natacha
Story Consultants: Nana Mariam Maïga, Stephanie Rapp, Dr. Kouakou Parfait Brin, Kouadio Arnaud ME
Executive Producers: Sky Dylan-Robbins, Gabriel Diamond
Producers: Mungai Kiroga, Debra Aroko
Legal services: Matthew T. Rogers, Esq.
Music by: Yeko (Korafola), Astar, Salif Keita Nakaman, Junior State
This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project, a Skoll Foundation-supported initiative from the Video Consortium that connects regional filmmakers and social innovators in the Global South to produce solutions-focused short documentaries that catalyze positive change.