What is TIPTOP?

The Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) project is an innovative, community-based approach that aims to dramatically increase the number of pregnant women in malaria-affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa receiving antimalarial preventive therapy, thus saving the lives of thousands of mothers and newborns.

Why is TIPTOP important?

Driving Impact

TIPTOP will drive impact in target countries and regionally to significantly increase coverage of pregnant women to prevent malaria in pregnancy.

Bending the Curve

TIPTOP will bend the curveā€”reaching the hardest to reach and drastically reducing missed opportunities for eligible pregnant women to receive SP.

Applying Innovation

TIPTOP will apply an innovative approach, complementary to antenatal care services: introducing community-level distribution of QA SP and driving market change with introduction of QA SP.


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Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP)

What is the danger of malaria in pregnancy?

Each year MiP is responsible for:

20% of stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa

100,000 newborn deaths globally

10,000 maternal deaths globally

In malaria-endemic areas, 50 million women will become pregnant each year.

These women are highly susceptible to the consequences of malaria, which lead to:

Increased maternal death

Severe maternal anemia

Low birthweight

Infant death

IPTp-SP works

It provides significant benefit by reducing the incidence of:

Severe maternal anemia: 38%

Low birthweight: 29%

Infant death: 31%

About TIPTOP

An innovative, community-based approach that aims to dramatically increase the number of pregnant women in malaria-affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa receiving life-saving antimalarial treatment.


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