Along with governments and global health organisations the world over, Malaria Consortium is committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, while safely delivering as many as possible of the essential interventions against the other infectious diseases impacting the communities we serve.
Malaria Consortium fully supports the World Health Organization’s declaration that interventions to prevent and control common communicable diseases should be defined as core services that must not be interrupted.
Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is an essential health service that saves lives. This remains the case despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Protecting the world's most vulnerable people is crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic. The delivery of life saving health services must not be interrupted however, especially at community level, if we are to avoid an increase in deaths from other diseases, such as malaria.