IPTp Speed Up Scale Up- Media Briefing

6 Oct 2020

April 2020 marks the 5th year anniversary of the Call to Action, launched by the Roll Back Malaria – Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group (RBMMiPWG) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), to increase intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) among eligible pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding how far we have come and where we need to go to achieve our milestones is a cornerstone for success. 

A series of Call to Action products and events will highlight the remaining steps that need to be taken to achieve optimal coverage of IPTp, starting with the official Call to Action launch through a media briefing sponsored by Roll Back Malaria on October 6th, 14:00 GMT.

The launch will include the following speakers:

  • Moderator: 
    • Mildred Komey, Malaria in Pregnancy Focal Person, National Malaria Control Programme, Ghana Health Service
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Anshu Banerjee, Director Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health & Ageing, WHO
    • Pedro Alonso, Director Global Malaria Programme, WHO
    • Dr. Aminata Cisse ep. Traore, Director, Direction Générale de la Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique, Ministére de la Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique, Mali

There will be a Q&A session with journalists after the discussion.

This media briefing is open to all.