Day of the African Child

16 June 2022

16 June is the Day of the African Child, hosted by the African Union.

2022 marks 10 years since the World Health Organization — who released new guidelines on malaria chemoprevention earlier this month— recommended seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) for children in the Sahel region. Thanks to the efforts of researchers, healthcare workers, ministries/national malaria control programmes and volunteers, SMC has saved the lives of millions of African children.

We invite you to read, download and share the content below and also to participate in the Day of the African Child social media campaign