World Malaria Day 2023: Pictures of Progress
CDC is a globally-recognized leader in malaria control and serves as WHO’s only collaborating center for malaria in the U.S.
CDC—including through its role as co-implementer of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)—works hand-in-hand with local and international partners to drive down malaria’s terrible burden. We evaluate new tools like vaccines and spatial repellents, monitor emerging mosquito threats, and help pregnant women receive preventive care for malaria.
In recognition of World Malaria Day 2023, we are proud to share a glimpse of this work.
Benin – Pregnant women and young children are at highest risk for severe malaria and death. To ensure the health of pregnant women and their babies, CDC experts—with support from PMI—study how best to administer preventive malaria treatments during pregnancy and help partner countries scale up interventions.
In this video of group antenatal care at the Soyo Health Center in the Allada Toffo Ze Health Zone, the pregnant mothers sing: “What do we value? What is our treasure? We value our child! Whatever our material wealth, whether it’s money, houses, buildings, castles, or vehicles, nothing can match the value of our child! We value our child!”
Credit: Catherine Dentinger