World Malaria Day, April 25, 2020.
April 2020 will mark the 5th year anniversary of the Call to Action, launched by the Roll Back Malaria—Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group in partnership with the World Health Organization, to increase intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) among eligible pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on progress since the original Call to Action. Recognizing how far we have come and where we need to go to achieve our milestones is a cornerstone for success. TIPTOP is committed to increasing opportunities for eligible pregnant women to receive IPTp and continues to support all actions that will help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve this goal.
For World Malaria Day 2020, in support of Roll Back Malaria and the Call to Action, we are sharing a malaria in pregnancy infographic advocating for its prioritization as well as guidelines for how to successfully and safely implement malaria in pregnancy interventions in the context of COVID-19.
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?
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 curve—reaching the hardest to reach and drastically reducing missed opportunities for eligible pregnant women to receive SP.
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.
Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP)
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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