Mali signaled its commitment to join the SUN Movement on 24 March 2011.

While most of the country’s efforts are currently focused on delivering an effective emergency response, Mali has also been working hard to establish its multi-sectoral nutrition policy – the National Policy of Nutrition, which was adopted by the government on 2 January 2013. The policy sets out a coordination process for implementation and monitoring and formation of the National Nutrition Council (CNN) and the Intersectoral Technical Committee for Nutrition (CTIN).

The country has also developed a national road map that will guide them through the process of establishing a costed multi-sectoral nutrition action plan to ensure effective implementation of the newly adopted National Policy of Nutrition. Mali hopes to finalize and adopt this action plan by June 2013.

  • mali_185_3

    Priorities & Opportunities

    Mali has identified the adoption of the National Policy of Nutrition; establishment of a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder platform; and development of a multi-sector Nutrition Action Plan as key priorities.

    READ MORE ▶

  • mali_185_1

    Progress & Impact

    Mali has adopted a multi-sectoral nutrition policy- the National Policy of Nutrition, which sets out a coordination process for implementing and monitoring the policy, including the formation of the National Nutrition Council (CNN) and the Intersectoral Technical Committee for Nutrition (CTIN).

    READ MORE ▶

  • mali_185_4

    Statistics

    Among children under five years in Mali, 26.5% are stunted, 15.2% are wasted, while 4.7% are overweight; and 14.4% of infants are born with low birth weight.

    READ MORE ▶

Photo Credits (left to right): © UNICEF/Asselin (1,2), © Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (3)
Data Source: Demographic and Health Survey for Mali, 2006

"Improper food practices and their consequences are major obstacles to sustainable socio-economic development and poverty reduction. Also, in emergency situations, infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to an increased risk of malnutrition, illness and death. This year's Global Week of Breastfeeding is celebrated in our country in an emergency situation where breastfeeding is a vital response."

Mr. Soumana Makadji, Minister of Health of Mali (World Breastfeeding Week Launch, 2012)

SUN Government Focal Point

Modibo Diarra

Nutrition Advisor
Ministry of Health

 

Donor Convener

CIDA