Success Stories | Mali

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Last updated: July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Mali, especially for children under five. While there have been improvements in maternal health, the country’s maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world and life expectancy remains under sixty. Access to quality-assured medical products is critical to reversing these trends and saving lives. 

July 27, 2021

Sustainability is a priority and USAID Mali Selected Integrated Reading (SIRA) is setting up revolving funds to improve access to educational materials even after the project has ended. The Mansacɛsirijala (Family-School Link Booklet) is a USAID SIRA tool for parents who want to help their children learn reading and writing at home. Until now, the popular booklet has been provided free of charge to the families of students in grades 1 and 2 since the project began in 2016.

June 15, 2021

Positive change is visible in the village of Selly thanks to community leadership and investment. The arrival of USAID Mali Girls Leadership and Empowerment through Education (GLEE) in Selly sparked genuine enthusiasm for education throughout the community, especially for adolescent girls’ education, which had not been a priority for most families.

June 4, 2021

Radio stations across five countries, including Mali, are Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) with Voices for Peace (V4P) as part of their participatory V4P radio strategy. Starting in Burkina Faso, this approach has been rolled out to Cameroon, Mali, Niger, and Chad by national teams with support from the regional office. Partner stations are active participants in their respective community media ecosystems and are classified as either “high priority” or “champions”.

May 19, 2021

Three years ago, nine-year-old Mariam Diallo was enrolled in an Inclusive Education pilot school. Mariam has low vision; her mother Kadiatou Gadjigo, who works as a teacher, explains “We discovered Mariam’s disability during the second year at primary school. She was often complaining about her eyes and her writing was unreadable. I saw that her disability was very serious. I was worried as this disability could lead to more serious problems in the future.”