World Malaria Day arrived this year as it does every year: on April 25th. And while our work to eliminate the disease is not done, our resolve is stronger than ever to help countries reach their goals.
At MCSP, thanks to staff working every day in the world’s hardest hit malaria regions, we’re reaching those most vulnerable to the disease – pregnant women and children – with lifesaving tools and services. By doubling down on efforts to close access gaps, we’re reaching those most vulnerable to the disease – pregnant women and children – with lifesaving tools and services. We’re proud to be playing a key role in ending malaria for good.
Midway through World Immunization Week, we’re also recognizing what work remains to end preventable child deaths within a generation. While we celebrate the significant global reduction in child deaths over the past 15 years, we’re staying focused on the 14% of children who are still not being reached with lifesaving vaccines.
While you’re here, please also take a quick (and breathtaking!) photo journey to Mozambique, where MCSP is improving nutrition, making pregnancy and childbirth safer, and strengthening the health system from the community to the facility.
Koki Agarwal, MD, MPH, DrPH