More than 40% of the world's population is at risk of malaria and pregnant women in Subsaharan Africa - about 30 million women - are the most vulnerable population. Indeed malaria in pregnancy accounts for as much as 10% of all maternal deaths in endemic areas. The TIPTOP project, funded by Unitaid and coordinated by Jhpiego and ISGlobal, aims to help prevent the disease in pregnancy.
Through an innovative community-based approach, this 5-year project is intended to bring intermittent preventive treatment for malaria (IPTp) to 400,000 pregnant women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mozambique and Nigeria. It also seeks to generate scientific evidence to inform the WHO’s policy on IPTp. In the broader framework of the 2030 agenda, it is well aligned with the overall SDG3 health targets of accelerating maternal and newborn mortality reduction in the Sub Saharan region.