Millicent is from Kisumu, a port city on the banks of Lake Victoria in Kenya. The lake is a rich breeding ground for mosquitoes and so malaria thrives. Millicent suffered severe malaria and nearly died when she was just 1 year old. Fortunately, she was able to access appropriate treatment including the first high-quality paediatric ACT (artemether-lumefantrine).
The name Millicent means “strong at work” and she lives up to it. Today, aged 10, Millicent is hard working and successful at school and enjoys life. Her family is thankful for those who developed the child-friendly treatment.