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Last updated: April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022

In February 2021, Guinea announced a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The presence of this disease in West Africa brought reminders of the 2013–2014 epidemic in the region and forced neighboring countries to take strong and immediate measures. In Mali, this resulted in development of a national Ebola prevention and response plan designed to coordinate activities, train health staff, and provide equipment to mount an effective response.

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.

April 21, 2022

Education results

March 30, 2022

Anatou Doumbia is 43 years old, married, and has six children. While most women her age in Komogola village in the Sanso Health Area of Bougouni District have not attended school, she is proud to have earned a primary school degree. Anatou is a community leader being trained and supported by Kènèya Nièta, USAID’s flagship community health initiative in Mali. She uses her knowledge to make the village of Komogola a model for community mobilization to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. Through her skills and commitment, she has become a trusted health resource, not only in her village, but also in neighboring villages.

March 24, 2022

“My name is Awa Ballo and I am a community health worker (CHW) from Tiomprosso village in the Djéli health area of San health district. I have been working in this community for 10 years to provide care and promote healthy behaviors that improve maternal, newborn, and child health. With a population of 1,359 and eight pregnant women at the health center every month, ensuring good primary care and safe deliveries remains a major challenge in the village.”