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Last updated: December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020

Aissata Nantoumé wakes up early every morning to cook and take care of her four children and the entire house in Dagabidé, in the center of Mali. Known as a hard worker, her daily routine is not only limited to childcare and housework. Aissata is also the Dagabidé’s only traditional baker, a successful farmer, the main breadwinner in her family, and a community mentor.

Testing for diseases like Malaria and Coronavirus helps health systems to prevent and control the spread of infection.
December 10, 2020

The United States and Mali share a belief that a healthy population is essential to building a stronger, more prosperous nation.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is celebrating the contributions of two major health programs that have achieved great successes, and is announcing a new $45 million award for Health Systems Strengthening, Governance, and Finance (USAID HSS) to Palladium, a leading implementer of international development programs. 

Through Keneya Niete project, the United States invests in the health and well-being of Mali's population
December 3, 2020

The United States and Mali share a belief that a healthy population is essential to building a stronger, more prosperous nation.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued a $55 million award for Keneya Nieta to improve community health in Mali over the next five years.  Keneya Nieta is a consortium of Malian and international partners led by the University Research Co. LLC (URC).

Working together to overcome HIV
December 1, 2020

Seventeen years ago, when the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) began, HIV was a death sentence in many parts of the world.  Now, we have the opportunity to control this disease for which there is no vaccine or cure.  December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember those who have been lost, celebrate the progress made together and rededicate ourselves to work still to be done.   

November 24, 2020

"Thanks to USAID, women are increasingly coming out of their silence to challenge abusers. Nowadays, we observe that men are gradually communicating with women. There is a perceptible change in the way they view gender roles." -   Mahamadou Mariko. AC* is a 41-year-old woman working in a manufacturing company in Koulikoro, just outside of Mali’s capital, Bamako. Pregnant with her third child, she was laid-off and her supervisor said it was due to Coronavirus related financial constraints. Just one month later, AC found out from a former colleague that the company had hired a new staff person to replace her. AC was shocked and dismayed.

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