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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: October 07, 2014