Karotumay holds her son, Bedy, age 2, and the card that shows he has just received an antimalarial through Mali’s SMC campaign.
As a mother of six, Karotumay knows the importance of protecting children from malaria.
“When children get malaria, they vomit and have such a bad fever that they can convulse and die. It’s very serious and treatment at the health centre can be very expensive,” says Karotumay. “In the past, Bedy’s older sister and brothers received SMC to prevent malaria. I know it works.”
Source: Anne Bulchis, Fighting Malaria in Children During Africa's Rainy Season, PMI Impact Malaria