Capital Bamako
Population 12.6 million
Life Expectancy 50:35
Access to clean water 60%
Adult literacy 46.4%
Under five mortality 102.05 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $1,200

Our Joint Programmes

Improving Child Nutrition and Food Security in the most vulnerable municipalities in Mali
Mali has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition and food insecurity in the world. One in six children suffers from acute malnourishment and more than a third are stunted from a lack of proper nutrients. Though Mali has made progress in reducing child deaths, more than half of those that occur are due to malnutrition. The aim of the Joint Programme was to improve food security and the nutritional status of women and children, enhance Mali's ability to monitor food and nutrition issues and ensure that these are considered in national and community policy-making.


Reducing child deaths in Mali

The nutritional status of children in Mali is grim. When Habi Karembé was brought to a MDG-F-supported village health center last spring, she weighed just 4-1/2 pounds. Today, she is back in her village and thriving.