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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.

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.

July 21, 2014

Since 2003, USAID in Mali has supported increased access and improved quality of an integrated package of high impact health services to decrease child and maternal morbidity and mortality. An important element of this support includes the promotion of positive health behaviors in households to improve child survival and maternal health outcomes.

July 21, 2014

All basic education activities were terminated following the 2012 coup d’état. Currently, the Education Team manages two awards: (i) Out-of-School Youth, implemented by EDC; and (ii) Back to School, implemented through a grant to UNICEF. 

July 21, 2014

Like much of the Sahel, Mali is subject to frequent droughts and experiences a significant variability in annual rainfall. Climate change is expected to increase local temperatures, the variability of rainfall, and the magnitude of extreme weather events. With more than 80 percent of Mali’s population dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, which is predominantly rainfed, they are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

July 21, 2014

The Accelerated Economic Growth team manages a portfolio of $21 million in FY 2014 funds. This portfolio includes two Presidential Initiatives - Feed the Future and Global Climate Change. The team also serves as the technical resource for Agency priorities including Mobile Money, the Development Credit Authority, and Public Private Partnerships. The team includes the Food for Peace Program, which managed an additional $35 million in humanitarian funds in FY 2014. 

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Last updated: October 07, 2014

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