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PMI seasonal malaria prevention for children in Pelengana Segou
April 25, 2022

On World Malaria Day, the United States and Mali have much to celebrate in our successes against this deadly disease, and we reaffirm our commitment to continue this work with our Malian partners. This past year, the United States and Mali continued to advance the fight against malaria, despite immense challenges posed by conflict and COVID-19. Committed and courageous frontline health workers, especially nurses, midwives, and community health workers across the country went to great lengths to sustain essential malaria services. Their efforts saved lives and supported community resilience.

Mali Shi/Yolélé Smallholder farmers in Kara
March 11, 2022

Establishing a direct trade of fonio between the United States and Mali is the ambitious goal of a joint project of two companies,  Mali Shi SA and Yolélé, which have been awarded a co-investment grant of $1.9 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) through Prosper Africa.

Students who received USAID training celebrate their graduation from the Nursing School in Gao
October 21, 2021

Northern Mali faces numerous challenges due to marginalization, recurring conflict, displacement of people, and historical inequities in governance and the delivery of social services. This new program, Momentum Integrated Health Resilience, is a symbol of the United States Government’s commitment to helping all Malians lead healthier lives and benefit from peace and national reconciliation. The program will begin by working to strengthen health systems and the quality of healthcare services in the urban health districts of Gao and Timbuktu before expanding to other areas in the North.

Teachers and students at a school in northern Mali
October 20, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided initial funding of $5 million (FCFA 2.75 billion) for the regions of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu to support education in northern Mali. This aid from the American people is a contribution to the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait (ECW).

USAID Mali Mission Director, Miriam Lutz
September 27, 2021

The United States Embassy in Mali and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce today’s arrival of USAID Mali Mission Director Miriam Lutz. Ms. Lutz has been with USAID for the past two decades, most recently serving as Country Representative in Sierra Leone. She has worked across the African continent with extensive experience in Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, Madagascar and in the D.R. Congo. 


Last updated: May 11, 2022

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