Coordination mechanism: Hybrid Sector/Cluster
Year of activation: 2012
Deputy: ACF
Nutritionist of the National Directorate of Nutrition (MoH), Co-Facilitator of the Nutrition Thematic Working Group (part of the cluster coordination team)
Coordination arrangement:
UNICEF Lead, MoPHP Co-lead and ACF Co-facilitator
Subnational level:
3 sub-national hubs in Gao (covering Menaka and Kidal), Timbuktu (covering Taoudenit), Mopti and Segou. Bamako and Koulikoro covered by central level.

Country Key Contacts

Yves Nzigndo

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

Alima Diourte


Sylvestre Togo


Kadiatou Bada

Information Management Officer

Annual Report 2021

January to December 2021

Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)
Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
Current Challenges
  • The low availability of services and the weak integration of the management of acute malnutrition in the health system: The deterioration of the humanitarian situation in several localities of the country and the insecurity which persists especially in the localities of the south, center and north continue to deprive a large part of the population of access to basic health services, including nutritional support. 
  • The coverage of the nutritional response still remains below 50% in most of the southern, central and northern circles of the country. Particular emphasis should be placed on the early detection of cases, taking advantage of any contact with children under 5 and PLW with the health system, including at community level and taking advantage of all opportunities, to regularly carry out screening (weight/height, MUAC measurement) and train caregivers on regular MUAC measurement within the household for early detection and referral. 
  • In addition, the routine data collection system via DHIS2 and nutritional data analysis should be strengthened, integrating community-level data and using technological innovations where possible to facilitate this monitoring.
  • Parts of the nutrition response is adequately funded and results are being achieved accordingly (SAM treatment for example). Funding for prevention activities targeting other population groups (adolescents, women) remains more difficult to get funded, compromising current progress on acute malnutrition levels.
  • Securing the availability and management of the nutritional input supply chain remains a major challenge. Insecurity and logistical constraints continue to drastically slow down the delivery of inputs to the Center and North areas.

Key Figures in 2021


Funding in 2021

Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2021
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2021
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2021

Total partners (46)

UN agencies

Key Resources

list of important documents

Mali | Note de plaidoyer en faveur d'une réponse coordonnée et mise à l'échelle de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans le cadre de COVID-19 au Mali

L’urgence sanitaire ne doit pas faire oublier que l’impact du COVID-19 est aussi socio-économique et va aggraver la situation de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle d’une population malienne déjà extrêmement vulnérable face à de multiples chocs.


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