Malaria is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in Mali, particularly among children under five years of age. According to a 2015 household survey, the prevalence of malaria among children under five years of age was 36 percent. The entire population of Mali is at risk for malaria, although transmission varies across the country’s five geo-climatic zones. Mali’s malaria control strategy emphasizes specific epidemic and entomological surveillance and universal coverage of key malaria interventions as well as targeted operational research. Household survey results indicate a nearly 50 percent reduction of under-five mortality rates from 2006 to 2012.


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Malaria Operational Plans

The Malaria Operational Plans below are detailed 1-year implementation plans for PMI focus countries. Each plan reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs to achieve PMI goals, and provides a description of planned PMI-funded activities. Each Malaria Operational Plan has been endorsed by the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with the national malaria control programs and partners in country. Changes to these plans are reflected in revised postings.

FY 2018 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF813.78 KB Download
FY 2017 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF720.59 KB Download
FY 2017 Mali Revised Funding TablePDF48.03 KB Download
FY 2016 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.45 MB Download
FY 2015 Mali Malaria Operational Plan PDF623.38 KB Download
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FY 2014 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF41.61 KB Download
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FY 2013 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF643.22 KB Download
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FY 2012 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.15 MB Download
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FY 2011 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF378.13 KB Download
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FY 2010 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF355.41 KB Download
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FY 2009 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF399.30 KB Download
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FY 2008 Mali Malaria Operational PlanPDF671.65 KB Download
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Stories from the Field

  • In a number of PMI focus countries, mobile phones are being used to report data and pay spray operators, helping to improve efficiency in IRS programs.

    Integrating Mobile Technology into Project Implementation: Improving Efficiency in Malaria Control Operations

    Jan 2016
    The PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project protects millions of people in Africa from malaria by spraying insecticide on the walls, ceilings, and other indoor resting places of mosquitoes that transmit malaria.
  • From Left: Project Director Brad Lucas, PMI AIRS Lead Allison Belemvire, AIRS Mali Entomological Coordinator Moussa Cisse, AIRS Mali Chief of Party Elie Bankineza and AIRS Mali Operations Manager Seydou Traoré

    AIRS Mali Wins $50,000 for E-Inventory Innovation

    Dec 2015
    The President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project’s (AIRS) Mali country program was recently awarded the Grand Prize of PMI’s Innovation Challenge for better management of insecticide inventory. 
  • Mobile Soak Pit in Mali. Credit: USAID

    Mali Leads the Way in Indoor Residual Spraying Innovations

    Aug 2015
    Recent innovations around Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in Mali have propelled the country forward in the fight against malaria. The disease is endemic in the central and southern regions of the country, where more than 90 percent of Mali's population live.
  • The PMI AIRS Project monitors insecticide resistance across sub-Saharan Africa to guide IRS programming. Credit: Pamela Dasher, Abt Associates Inc.

    The Insecticide Cocktail: Finding the Right Buzz Requires Research

    Aug 2015
    In Mali, the PMI Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project assessed the level of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.l. mosquito populations, the primary malaria parasite-carrying vector in the country, against four classes of insecticides recommended for IRS. 
  • Credit: Chris Thomas/USAID

    Strengthening Malaria Reporting in Mali

    Aug 2015
    The Mali national malaria control program's malaria information system, supported by PMI, was designed to collect data on all the indicators needed for management including data on testing, confirmed malaria cases, and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapy. 
  • Three of Goundo’s children were eligible to participate in the SMC program during which anti-malarial medication helps protecting them from infection during peak transmission season. Photo credit: USAID/MCSP

    Mothers Mobilize to Help Protect Their Children against Malaria

    Jul 2015
    As part of the ongoing effort to combat preventable childhood deaths in Mali, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and Maternal and Child Survival Program are investing in Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC), an innovative approach to malaria control that has shown promising results. 
  • Maimouna, left, with the Baroueli District Coordinator and two team leaders.

    Blazing the Trail for Women in IRS

    Jan 2014
    In Mali, a conflict-ridden country where nearly half the population lives below the poverty line, Maimouna Sanogo is a woman making a difference.
  • Mamoutou Dagnon, a community health agent, with the drugs and other supplies he uses to do his work. Source: Save the Children

    Prevention and Treatment of Malaria at the Community Level in Mali

    Oct 2013

    Mamoutou Dagnon, a 35-year-old community health agent (CHA), lives with his wife and six-year-old son in the Kéléya Health Zone, which is located in Sikasso Region, in southern Mali. Through a pilot project in this region, CHAs have begun to provide health care at the community level.

  • The insectary-in-a-box is a cost-effective and quick solution to carry out entomological monitoring under difficult field conditions. Source: Abt Associates

    Mali Pilots Innovative "Insectary-in-a-box"

    Apr 2013
    In March 2012, a coup interrupted PMI-supported IRS activities. As a result, PMI was obliged to continue with the 2012 IRS program without the involvement of government partners.
  • Imam Zeidy Drame of the Omar Ben Katab Mosque in Lafiabougou, Mali, uses teachings from the Koran to encourage pregnant women to attend antenatal care clinics and receive IPTp to reduce the risk of malaria in pregnancy. Source: Moussa Doumbia/USAID

    Malian Religious Leaders Take an Active Role in Prevention of Malaria during Pregnancy

    Apr 2010
    Imam Zeidy Drame of Omar Ben Katab Mosque in Lafiabougou, in the southern quarters of Bamako, Mali, is concerned about the negative impact of malaria on pregnant women in his community.
  •  	This Malian child received a long-lasting ITN during the December 2007 integrated national campaign. Source: Chris Thomas/USAID

    Mali's National Integrated Health Campaign

    Apr 2009
    In December 2007, under the leadership of the MOH, Mali implemented its largest-ever national health campaign. This campaign delivered five health interventions: long-lasting ITNs, polio and measles vaccines for children under five, vitamin A supplements, and albendazole for deworming, to mothers and children under five, as applicable.

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Contracts & Agreements

Listed below are contracts, agreements and implementing partner reports for the PMI focus countries. Documents have been redacted by the awardee at USAID's request to remove any information the awardee considers proprietary.

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