Project profile — Supporting the to Integrated Fight Against Chronic Malnutrition in Mali


Action Against Hunger (CA-CRA_ACR-3833634678)
2021-03-15 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (30.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (18.00%)
• Basic drinking water supply:
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (14.00%)
Basic sanitation (14032) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (5.00%)
• Agriculture: Food crop production (31161) (18.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five years old and pregnant and lactating women in the Kayes and Sikasso regions. The project addresses three major causes of chronic malnutrition: access to adequate care, healthy environment and appropriate nutrition. Project activities include: (1) developing and implementing behavioural change strategies with communities to promote access to sexual and reproductive health services for women and adolescent girls; (2) training approximately 150 health workers (including 66% of women) in sexual and reproductive health, family planning, early childhood food and nutrition, and respect for the rights of women and adolescent girls; (3) rehabilitating or building approximately 40 water points and 60 family or school latrines, taking into account the specific needs of women and girls; and (4) providing women's groups with inputs and equipment for processing, storing and marketing high nutritional value products. The project aims to benefit an estimated 728,000 people, including 52.7 % women and adolescent girls and 46.9 % children under five years of age, and indirectly benefit the entire population of the four target districts, i.e. more than 2,088,000 people.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include : (1) increased utilization of primary health and sexual and reproductive health services by women and adolescent girls, including for their children, in the health districts of Bafoulabé, Kayes, Kita and Sikasso; (2) sustained adoption of adequate hygiene, sanitation and nutrition practices, particularly for women and girls in the targeted health districts; (3) increased autonomy, decision-making power and economic resilience of women producers, processors and traders of high nutritional value agricultural products in the targeted health districts.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 94,376 people sensitized on sexual and reproductive health services, including modern contraceptive methods; (2) 166 health facilities equipped with preventive child monitoring aids, including 12,994 growth charts for girls, 12,993 for boys, 1,660 growth charts adapted to both sexes and different age groups, and 166 healthy child registers. These aids made it easier to monitor healthy children under 5 in the 4 health districts where the project was implemented; and (3) 737 people, including 719 women and 18 men, received material support and training in autonomous economic management of production and marketing activities for products with high nutritional value.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,000,000
Planned disbursement $2,660,951
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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