In Niger, everyday heroes like Hannatou Abdou have made the war against malaria their life mission. During the rainy season, when the disease strikes the most, she meets families to dispense seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) – a preventive medicine to protect young children from the disease. And it has been incredibly successful in reducing the number of malaria cases across the country. SMC is easily administered by community health workers in remote areas, making it a sustainable solution in rural settings to control malaria. By bringing care closer to the people and expanding preventive treatment, community health workers are helping beat an old disease and save millions of children.