Lilies Njanga, Africa Director, Malaria No More UK
Speed Up Scale-Up of IPTp
Malaria has a devastating effect on pregnant women and their babies. Policymakers must prioritize their health. Sign on below to help #endmalaria and #LeaveNoOneBehind.
Over the last twenty years, steady progress has been achieved in the fight against malaria, with the death rate decreasing by half. However, pregnant women and their children—the populations most vulnerable to malaria —are being left behind. Coverage of preventive antimalarial treatment during pregnancy increased slowly since 2010 but has remained well below global targets. Even fewer eligible pregnant women received the full course of this lifesaving intervention in 2020 as compared to 2019, with coverage falling back from 34% to 32% due to disruptions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, a staggering 11.6 million pregnant women were infected with malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in high levels of stillbirths, maternal and newborn deaths, and low birthweight babies. Help us influence top-level decision-makers to increase their efforts to protect women and their babies from malaria by signing the letter below. The letter and signatures will be delivered to heads of state and ministers of health ahead of the African Union Summit in 2023. Together, we can make a difference.
170 signatures have been received.
Lilies Njanga, Speed Up Scale-Up of IPTp
Dr Abdourahmane Diallo, Speed Up Scale-Up of IPTp
Dr Abdourahmane Diallo, CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria
H.E Rebecca Akufo Addo, Speed Up Scale-Up of IPTp
H.E. Madam Rebecca Akuffo-Addo, First Lady of Ghana
Dr Linda Ayade, Speed Up Scale-Up of IPTp
Dr Linda Ayade, First Lady of Cross River State, Nigeria
E Bamidele Abiodun, Speed Up Scale-Up of IPTp
H.E Bamidele Abiodun, First Lady of Ogun State, Nigeria
George Jagoe, Speed Up Scale-Up of IPTp
George Jagoe, Executive Vice President, Access and Product Management, Medicines for Malaria Venture