Publish Date: January 2018
Each year, malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is responsible for 20% of stillbirths and 11% of newborn deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. MCSP is committed to providing resources and technical assistance to strengthen MIP programs to deliver health impact.
In 2016, WHO released Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregnancy Experience. These ANC recommendations should be adapted to each country’s context, and should be applied flexibly so that pregnant women always receive intermittent preventive treatment for malaria with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) when eligible, starting as early as possible during the second trimester of pregnancy.
MCSP, in collaboration with PMI and the Roll Back Malaria MiP Working Group, has developed a series of resources and tools to help policy makers, program implementers, and clinicians design and deliver high quality MIP interventions in the context of the 2016 WHO recommendations. MCSP invites feedback on any of these tools and resources, and encourages stakeholders to share them broadly.
Malaria in Pregnancy Resources:
- The 2016 WHO ANC Recommendations and Implications for Malaria in Pregnancy* Webinar
- Implementing Malaria in Pregnancy Programs in the Context of World Health Organization Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregnancy Experience* Brief
- 2016 WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines: Malaria in Pregnancy Frequently Asked Questions Brief*
- Investing in Malaria in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Saving Women’s and Children’s Lives Infographic
- Controlling maternal anemia and malaria: ensuring pregnant women receive effective interventions to prevent malaria and anemia: what program managers and policymakers should know Brief
*Implementing in the context of the Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregnancy Experience (WHO, 2016)
Malaria in Pregnancy tools to support program implementation:
- Toolkit to Improve Early and Sustained Uptake of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy IPTp Toolkit
- Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria Among Women of Reproductive Age Job Aid