Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Adaptability, diligence, and innovative thinking are necessary for any large-scale integrated health project to produce results – especially in a country such as Mali, which has high levels of poverty and limited resources and whose people faced a sudden change in government and continue to deal with lingering instability in the north.
The Abt Associates-led Assistance Technique Nationale (ATN) Plus project, the flagship project of USAID’s health strategy in Mali, was launched in October 2008 to improve the availability and quality of high-impact health services to vulnerable Malians.
An Abt Associates-led project in Mali contributed to a near doubling of modern family planning users, reductions in infant and child mortality of up to 40 percent, and improved malaria treatment and immunization coverage.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.