Community-Based Nutritional Health in Southern Mali – I

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 7,000,000
Timeframe: March 28, 2011 - March 31, 2017
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mali - $ 7,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (90 %)

Primary Health Care (10 %)

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The project aims to reduce infant mortality in three districts of the Kayes region by improving the nutritional status of children under the age of five and pregnant and nursing women, and reducing the malnutrition rate. The project is designed to strengthen the capacity of community and healthcare stakeholders in terms of prevention, detection, care, planning, monitoring, evaluation and management of nutrition programs; diagnose malnutrition at an early stage in all forms among children under the age of two; handle cases of moderate acute malnutrition detected among pregnant and nursing women and children aged 6-59 months; and improve household heads and women’s knowledge of health and nutritional good practices in the areas covered. Project activities include: the procurement and distribution of food products (enriched flour, vegetable oil, millet, beans, and so on). There are also capacity-building activities for technical stakeholders in health care, in connection with child survival management programs at community health centres in targeted areas. This project is part of Canada’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment. This contribution is one part of the Community-Based Nutritional Health Project, which has a total budget of $25 million.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 171,108
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1312 Village assemblies held out
2165 Nutrition demonstration sessions conducted
9595 Sensitisation conducted
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include : (1) significantly reduced malnutrition in children aged 6 to 59 month in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, Segou, Sikasso and the district of Bamako; and (2) reduced malnutrition in pregnant and nursing women in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, Segou, Sikasso and the district of Bamako.

Achieved Results

Results achieved at the end of the project include: (1) the rate of moderate acute malnutrition among children aged 6 to 59 months fell from 10.1% in 2011 to 7.5% in 2016 in Kayes and from 12% in 2011 to 11% in 2016 in Ségou; (2) 3,988 members of women’s groups were trained out of an expected 3,055, for an 130% success rate. This training has made it possible to increase the number of children screened and, where malnourished, referred to health centres for better care; (3) 1,312 village assemblies were held out of a planned 1,113, for a 117% success rate. The village assemblies were able to help communities better understand nutrition issues; (4) 9,595 communications campaigns and educational talks were conducted out of a planned 10,144, for a 95% success rate. Communications made it possible to observe changes of behaviour among women and their children with respect to their own feeding, hygiene and attendance at health centres; (5) 2,165 nutritional demonstration sessions were conducted out of a planned 2,414, for a 90% success rate; and (6) the service attendance rate for the monitoring of healthy children rose from 3% from the start of the project to 70% at the end of the project, greatly exceeding the 15% target thanks to the offer of a full bundle of services and the implementation of a continuum of care from pregnancy to birth and child monitoring to the age of two years. 167,120 children suffering from moderate acute malnutrition were treated in 2015, compared with 149,294 in 2014.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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