Mali Program Updates

Last updated: April 26, 2019

April 10, 2019

Kangaroo Mother Care is the practice of providing continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby, exclusive breast-feeding, and early discharge from hospital

March 21, 2019

Konokassi and Niébébougou are villages located in Niono, Ségou Region. Because of insecurity and threats of physical harm and even death to teachers, schools in these areas were closed on October 1st, 2018, which is the official start date of the school year in Mali. Thus students and teachers stayed at home.

February 20, 2019

Fanta Sogoré has been trading fresh and smoked fish for over 30 years now. Since the age of 15, she has traveled 100 kilometers each week to the town of Selingué to purchase products from local fishermen. Sogoré then sell these products in a community in the nation’s capital of Bamako where over a thousand households live.

February 12, 2019

Poverty, early marriage and pregnancy – these are just a few of the barriers that girls face in Mali when if comes to getting an education.  But in places like the Niono area of Ségou region, leaders in the community are taking an active stand against the socio-cultural factors that frequently keep girls out of school.

February 8, 2019

Women and children can be particularily vulnerable to malnutrition. In response to this vulnerability, USAID’s Food for Peace created the Harande project to target women’s and children’s nutrition in Mopti. The project’s activities are wide ranging, including everything from radio message broadcasts to theater skits and community dialogue to promote key nutrition practices.