Maintaining Malaria Prevention in the Face of COVID-19
July 10, 2020
While the global community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic brought on by the novel coronavirus, the vector control community continues its commitment to fighting malaria. Although this pandemic may have changed the way that we live and work, our commitment to saving lives remains as strong as ever.
With support from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the PMI VectorLink Project continues to deploy life-saving interventions, like insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), to help reduce the overall strain on health systems by keeping the most vulnerable people malaria-free. Working in close collaboration with country governments, national malaria control programs, and ministries of health, we have been able to adapt our programming to adhere to social distancing guidelines and country-specific practices to continue to reduce the burden of malaria.