This World Malaria Day, it is critical we equip health workers to safely continue malaria control programs – both to save lives from malaria and to reduce the strain on systems for health struggling to battle the new COVID-19 pandemic. After years of progress, the number of malaria cases is on the rise – and the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to further derail hard-won gains. We have the tools and treatments to prevent and cure malaria. This is a fight we can win if we work together. To beat malaria and help communities fight COVID-19, we must to unite to fight.