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October 2, 2014

From September 25 to 27, the USAID/Mali Director Gary Juste embarked on a series of certifications of the first villages that reached the Open Defecation Free status, an innovative water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASHplus led by FHI 360) approach funded by the United States Government via USAID and implemented through CARE International and two Malian NGOs (YAG-TU and Sahel Eco). For reaching Open Defecation Free status, three villages in Mopti region in the northern half of the country that are also priority for USAID's Feed the Future and Global Health initiatives, were recognized: Allaye-Daga (Commune of Sio), Wendeguele (commune of Dandoli) and Kanikombole (Commune of Kani-Bonzo). USAID Director and the Governor of Mopti Region led the certification in three villages in the presence of national and regional authorities, the CARE Mali Country Director as well as local officials, including those from triggered villages. All three villages reached or exceeded the targeted criteria for certifications. The village of Allaye-Daga built 31 latrines against a target of 28.

September 19, 2014

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Signature Event, "Investing in Women for Peace and Prosperity" provided meaningful discussion on improving gender equality and female empowerment in Africa. Dr. Jill Biden's comments included stories about women she met on her recent trip to Africa and their perseverance in the face of medical issues, sexual violence, cost of higher education and conflict. Ambassador Samantha Power posed thoughtful questions and reinforced U.S. commitment to gender issues.

August 25, 2014

Vacancy Announcement Roving Administrative Assistant

July 22, 2014

Despite the challenges in 2012 due to the political instability and food insecurity, many important results were achieved.

July 21, 2014

Mali’s Feed the Future strategy will launch a new generation of rural entrepreneurs through the development of agricultural and health systems , the introduction of technological innovations and by building institutional capacity to spur a private sector-led approach to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger in Mali.  

July 21, 2014

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is led by USAID and implemented with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was launched in 2005 as a billion dollar commitment to reduce the burden of malaria in Africa. The goal is to reach 450 million people and to remove malaria as a major public health problem.

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Last updated: October 07, 2014

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