Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa with a population of 15 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 50 years (males) and 53 years (female). Since 1993 Mali has prioritized social protection with programs including Obligatory Medical Insurance (AMO) and the Medical Assistance Scheme (RAMED). Mali’s third Programme on Social & Health Development 2014-2018 (PRODESS III in its French abbreviation) can be seen as the 5-year operational arm of the more strategic 10-year Socio-Health Development Plan (PDDSS) 2014-2023, the ultimate aim of which is to carry Mali towards UHC. PRODESS III was developed with support of the UHC Partnership to replace its predecessor which ended in 2011 and was not renewed due to armed conflict in the country starting in 2012. The new PRODESS is currently the focus of WHO’s support to the Malian MoH, in addition to the implementation of the newly validated health financing strategy. You can access important country documents by clicking here.