International Women's Day: Let's scale up preventive malaria treatment in pregnancy

08 Mar 2020

To mark the theme #EachforEqual1 on International Women’s Day, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and its Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group will highlight how a simple and inexpensive intervention delivered to pregnant women in malaria-endemic countries can save lives, reduce inequalities, and lift barriers to development.

  • Photos:

    Slide 1- Toby Madden/Transaid; Slide 2- Damien Schumann/MMV; Slide 3- Karel Prinsloo/Jhpiego; Slide 4- Elizabeth Poll/MMV; Slide 5- Elizabeth Poll/MMV; Slide 6- Toby Madden/Transaid; Slide 7- Jumpstory; Slide 8- Toby Madden/Transaid



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