But there is hope. In the face of unprecedented challenges, global health partners and communities have become more agile and innovative, adapting lifesaving programs to reach vulnerable people despite COVID-19 disruptions. For example, by distributing mosquito nets and medication door to door in 2020, more than 160 million mosquito nets were distributed, and 30 million children received seasonal malaria chemoprevention – a preventative treatment provided to children under 5.
On World Malaria Day, we celebrate the innovation and unrelenting determination of our global health partners in the fight to end malaria. Learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the fight against malaria and how communities and health workers are adapting to keep programs going in the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Disruption Snapshot (download in English | Français).