Project Profile: Mali Nutrition and Hygiene

Mali: A Ground Game to Tackle Malnutrition

Nutrition and Hygiene Project | 2013–2018

Some 15 districts and four regions of Mali—Mopti, Segou, Koulikoro, and Sikasso— are heavily affected by WASH-related malnutrition, poor access to health care, and substandard water and sanitation services.

To address the persistent issues of food insecurity, poverty, and high undernutrition in a country that has among the highest fertility rates and child mortality rates in the world, USAID is working to improve the nutritional status of pregnant women and children within the critical first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The strategy is to address the immediate causes of malnutrition—inadequate diet and infectious diseases such as diarrhea—as well as the underlying causes, such as poor hygiene and inadequate sanitation. 


This project profile appears in the USAID Global Water and Development Report.