Fight Malaria to Save Children

Children under the age of 5 are the most vulnerable to malaria. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a lifesaving preventive medication to protect young children from the disease during the rainy season. Providing preventive malaria treatment, like SMC, has led to a 50-percent decline in malaria cases in children under 5 in Niger. And as the number of malaria cases go down, so does the child mortality rate. Last year, Catholic Relief Services and the Global Fund launched CRuSh Malaria, a campaign that will expand access to antimalarial medication for children in Niger. With sustained investments, we can keep children safe and end malaria.