All of Mali’s population, nearly 19 million people, are at risk for one or more NTD. In 2007, Mali’s Ministry of Health (MOH) launched a national NTD program to control and eliminate seven NTDs by 2020. With support from many partners, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, Mali has scaled up treatment to at risk populations in all endemic districts.

ENVISION support has been critical in helping the MOH to implement treatment campaigns across 65 districts. Despite political instability and insecurity, Mali has made considerable progress in reducing the burden of lymphatic filariasis (LF) and trachoma, with nearly 4.9 million people no longer at risk for LF and more than 14.9 million people no longer at risk for trachoma. As Mali moves toward elimination, ENVISION continues to provide critical support for treatment, as well as assessing and monitoring program impact.

In Mali, ENVISION has supported the Ministry of Health to

Scale up-treatment to all districts at risk for NTDs, in collaboration with partners, enabling full geographic coverage 

Treat more than 10 million people for at least one NTD across 65 districts 

Train more than 28,000 government officials, health workers, teachers, and community drug distributors on skills needed to effectively carry out mass treatment campaigns 

Assess the impact of the LF program through 15 surveys. In Mali, 4.9 million people are no longer at risk for LF because of effective interventions

Strengthen Mali’s health system by assisting the MOH to implement an integrated NTD database, compiling data for all diseases into one centralized repository for better data management and use 


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