Professional Training for Health Professionals in Mali: Treating and Managing the Health Consequences of FGM


Professional Training for Health Professionals in Mali: Treating and Managing the Health Consequences of FGM


Professional Training for Health Professionals in Mali: Treating and Managing the Health Consequences of FGM

Sponsored by the Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage Project in Mali and the GFLJD FGM/C Legal Working Group

The objective of the Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage Project for Mali (P165534) is to improve the utilization and quality of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, adolescent health and nutrition services, especially among the poorest households, in targeted areas. By integrating preventive and responsive activities to address the negative consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on women and girls' body and on the Health sector in general, this Project responded to the call from Vice Presidents, Regional Directors, and other colleagues urging Bank's members to integrate FGM within relevant projects in practicing countries. You may have participated to the event presenting the success of the Media Campaign carried out by the Global Media Campaign in Mali within this Project; this event will present the training materials that were prepared to respond to the Government's need to improve the utilization and quality of RMNCAH-N in Mali.


12:00 Welcoming Words and Moderation

  • Isabella Micali Drossos
    Senior Counse
    World Bank

12:10: Integrating FGM in Health Projects: the PACSU Project in Mali

  • Laurence Lannes
    Senior Health Economist and TTL of the Project
    World Bank

12:20: Medical Trainings: Treating and Managing the Consequences of FGM in the Health Sector

  • Lou M.C. Granier
    International Consultant, Gender Specialist

  • Mayada Adil
    Doctor and Intern
    World Bank

12:45: Q&A Session

Laurence Lannes

Senior Health Economist, World Bank

Laurence Lannes is a Senior Economist (Health) at the World Bank. She holds a PHD from LSE and a Masters Degree in health economics from CERDI. Since 2016 when she joined the World Bank, Laurence has supported African countries on health financing reforms in Zimbabwe, DRC, Burundi, Niger and Mali. She has been TTL for Burundi and is now TTL for Niger and Mali working on operations aiming at improving access to quality health and nutrition services as well as girls and women’s empowerment. Prior to joining the Bank, Laurence worked on MENA countries with the African Development Bank. She also has experience in South-East Asia.

Mayada Adil

Doctor and Master Candidate

Mayada ADIL is doctor, fashion designer and women’s activist and Master candidate in SciencesPo Paris in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, she also works in economic empowering through fashion lens for women living in vulnerable communities, internally displaced and refugee women in Africa and Europe. Was chosen by the French Foreign ministry to represent the sudanese youth to present the role of art and diaspora in supporting the sudanese revolution in Paris Conference for Sudan May 17th 2021, where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron and emphasis the important role of the youth in bringing democratic transition and uplifting the political and economic situation Sudan is facing. 

Represented Sudanese women in UN women Gender Equality Forum Paris, France 2021.  

Represented Sudan in UNESCO Paris 2018 Africa Fashion Reception.

Isabella Micali Drossos

Senior Counsel
Legal Vice Presidency
World Bank

Isabella Micali Drossos is a French and Brazilian lawyer. She joined the Bank in 1999 and has worked since then as an operational lawyer in Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Region. She has a passion for issues related to gender-based violence (in particular Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence) and collective happiness and well-being in development. She holds degrees in law and in economics from the University of Paris, an LLM from the London School of Economics and a PhD in international public law from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Lou M.C Granier

International Consultant and Gender Specialist

Lou M. C. Granier is a French International Consultant in Development specialized in Gender. She holds a master's degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a joint degree from Queen Mary University of London in Economics and Politics. She then specialized in Gender programming and GBV at the George Washington University. She is specifically dedicated to work toward the eradication of FGM/C and has been working with the World Bank, NGOs, and the National Committee to Combat Harmful Practices in Guinea Bissau while developing operational work in Mali and in Guinea. She is also a member of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development’s FGM/C Legal Working Group.#EndFGM #SDG5.3 


Event Type: Webinar

Date: Wednesday March 16, 2022

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Venue/Location: Virtual

Working Group: FGM