Mali Program Updates

Last updated: August 17, 2020

Food distribution in Mali from the American people
August 17, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued a $4 million grant to the World Food Program (WFP) in Mali to help mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19. The award will provide food assistance to more than 196 thousand food insecure Malians in Kayes, Bamako, Ségou, Mopti, Timbuktu, Taoudeni, Kidal, Ménaka and Gao regions.

August 6, 2020

In February 2019, USAID funded Human Resources for Health 2030 (HRH2030) brought together women's groups, the rural hospital matron, community health workers, and traditional birth attendants to improve maternal and newborn health in the village.

July 22, 2020

It is late March and USAID’s Food and Reconciliation in Mali field staff are at Djenné’s main market. The project team has assembled not far from the Great Mosque — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — to set up at a large open-air gathering point where they welcome beneficiaries in groups of 30 in compliance with COVID-19 distribution guidance.

July 1, 2020

COVID-19 didn’t stop the annual health commodity quantification workshop in Mali. A smaller, but representative, group maintained social distance and wore masks to plan a reliable supply of PEPFAR, PMI and other USAID-supported health commodities for the coming year. During the annual quantification workshop, Mali’s National Quantification Committee estimates the quantity of life saving medicines and other health products needed to meet the country’s yearly needs. Quantification is a critical tool for guaranteeing access to essential supplies in the health sector and achieving global health goals.

Mali is ranked number one out of 27 PMI countries in terms of bed net use
June 30, 2020

Today, we celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and Mali's unprecedented success in malaria reduction. Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. According to the most recent World Malaria Report, there were an estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide and 405,000 malaria-related deaths in 2018. The United States, in partnership with the Government of Mali and other donors, contributed to a 60% drop in the prevalence of Malaria between 2015 and 2018 making Mali one of the world’s great success stories in the fight against Malaria.