Although there have been significant improvements in the Health sector in Mali, the country continues to face serious challenges in the health sector, with some of the world’s worst health indicators. Under terrorist occupation, nearly all health facilities in northern Mali were ransacked in 2012, and internally displaced people overtaxed the health system in the south. To address these issues and achieve sustained improvements in health, USAID approved a new five-year strategy to increase use of high impact health services and healthy behaviors.
Under the new strategy, USAID supports activities in:
- Delivery of an integrated package of high-impact health services at the community level,
- Social and behavior change communication, and
- Health systems strengthening.
USAID also supports the goals and principles of the U.S. Government Global Health Initiative (GHI) to improve the health of Malians through sustainable approaches and increased country ownership. USAID activities improve: access, quality, and use of family planning and maternal and child health services; coverage and use of key malaria interventions; access to water and sanitation; and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services.
Last updated: August 25, 2014