Mali has successfully stopped mass drug administration (MDA) for lymphatic filariasis in the country following the likely interruption of transmission of the causative parasite in all districts. The last 15 remaining districts stopped MDA as of FY21 (October 2020 – September 2021).
Mali was validated by the WHO as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem in May 2023.
Mali has successfully stopped MDA for onchocerciasis in two districts since 2016 where the national program is carrying out surveillance activities. The country has implemented in 2019-2020 serological assessments for onchocerciasis in border districts with Senegal, successfully demonstrating probable interruption of transmission in the Falemie river Basin.
Mali has one of the longest standing schistosomiasis/soil-transmitted helminthiasis (SCH/STH) control programs in West Africa, conducting SCH/STH MDA since 2004.
Mali was the first country to conduct community-based MDA SCH/STH at the sub-district level commencing in 2020.
Mali was selected by Task Force for Global Health to conduct a SCH oversampling survey in three districts in 2022. Mali was also approved to conduct its first SCH/STH impact assessment to evaluate multiple rounds of MDA since 2004. This survey will be conducted in 2023 and combined with the oversampling results will provide data for the country to re-assess treatment in 2023.
Standard Disease-Specific Indicators as of FY21
FY21 is October 2020 through September 2021
of ever-endemic districts have stopped MDA as of FY21
(i.e. have passed stop MDA survey, TAS1 (First Transmission Assessment Survey))*
*MDA has stopped in all districts
of ever-endemic districts in post-surveillance phase as of FY21
(i.e. have passed last surveillance survey, TAS3 (third Transmission Assessment Survey))
of persons no longer at risk as of FY21 among those who were ever at risk
Mali, which received support for trachoma elimination from USAID through its NTD Control Program until 2012, was validated by WHO as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem in May 2023.
of ever endemic districts have been treated at least once as of FY21
(in cases where a country has more treated districts reported than, ever endemic, the adjusted percent is 100%)