“By breaking ground on these warehouses, we are participating in the building of a better and prosperous Mali,” Ambassador Folmsbee underscored during the launching ceremony for four health commodity warehouses in Bamako and in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, and Mopti. This construction project is the result of a dynamic and strong partnership between the United States of America and the Netherlands. USAID’s contribution to this project represents around FCFA 1.7 billion. The construction of these warehouses, along with the technical assistance provided by USAID, will strengthen Mali’s health system, allow the Government of Mali’s Central Medical Store (the Pharmacie Populaire du Mali, or PPM) to store large quantities of quality-assured commodities, and ensure that they are available at all levels. Ambassador Folmsbee assured his guests that the government of the United States of America will continue its support of Mali’s efforts to reinforce its health system to ensure a better life for its people.