Partnership with the European Commission
Strategic response to the nutritional crisis
Undernutrition is one of the main contributing causes of infant deaths in the developing world. Despite a decline in mortality among children under five years of age in Mali, the rate remains high. It is estimated that nearly one in five children born here will not reach his or her fifth birthday.
What’s more, undernutrition not only hinders the early development of children, but also negatively affects the country’s economic development.
Together with the EU, who has provided €6.8 million to our child survival programme component, we support nationwide implementation of nutrition activities through the Food Facility partnership. This initiative monitors nutrition among children and women to manage the treatment of acute and severe acute malnutrition. The partnership also focuses on national, regional and local level advocacy in order to ensure that the right nutrition strategies are taken into account in development plans.
Click here for more information on EC policies and strategies on food facility.