In Uganda, a Save the Children mobile health clinic moves from place to place around the vast Imvepi refugee settlement to bring vital health care to the most vulnerable in the South Sudanese refugee community, including baby Rose* who was treated for malaria.

Malaria Kills One Child Every Two Minutes

Shocking numbers of children are dying of entirely preventable diseases. One of them, malaria, is a leading causes of death for children under 5.

In the United States, it’s virtually unheard of that diseases such as malaria kill children. But in low-income countries, preventable diseases like malaria are their biggest killers. The majority of children affected are poor, from marginalized ethnic groups or living in remote places with limited access to health services that could save their lives.

World Malaria Day – April 25, 2021

On World Malaria Day, we recognize the global effort to wipe out malaria.

With your support, our teams are working in some of the toughest situations and most in-need communities in the world to change these outcomes for children. Our child health programs focus on empowering frontline health workers to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. When disasters strike, our emergency response teams are on the ground working to prevent disease outbreaks and ensure children have access to healthcare.

There are many ways you can help us provide lifesaving care to children at risk for malaria. 

About Our Work

Fighting a Killer with Kindness

In countries where malaria is endemic, like Kenneth’s home country of Uganda, Save the Children is scaling up proven, evidence-based interventions. Our programs include the use of rapid diagnostic tests, case management and treatment services so that fewer children die from preventable causes. Learn more about how four-year-old Kenneth was treated for malaria treated with life-saving anti-malaria medication.

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