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Community-based activities in Uganda

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© UNICEF Uganda / Baldi

Children wait in the shade at the Health center. Kiboga District. Uganda. In typical malaria-endemic areas, adults who suffer from malaria don’t die from it because they have built up immunity that protects them. Children are much more susceptible to the disease because they have not been exposed to malaria infections before and therefore their immunity to the disease is not yet fully developed.