Women and malaria

The theme for this year’s International Women's Day campaign is #PressforProgress.

New and distinct antimalarial medicines that are suitable for pregnant women are urgently needed for both treatment and protection, but their development is extremely challenging. MMV is pressing for progress in this area.

  • Photos: slide 1 - Elizabeth Poll/MMV ; slide 2 - Damien Schumann/MMV; slide 3 - Anna Wang; slide 4 - Pearl Gan /Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam (OUCRU) / Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta (EOCRU) /The Wellcome Trust; slide 5 - Ben Moldenhauer/MMV; slide 6 - Damien Schumann/MMV; slide 7 - Muhammed Joof ; slide 8 - Damien Schumann/MMV; slide 9 - Elizabeth Poll/MMV


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    2. Interview with Dr Elizabeth Juma and Groves and El-Shirbiny, Revision Notes for the DRCOG: A Textbook of Women’s Health, Second Edition, p. 50,2015.
    3. Philips et al, “Malaria,Nature Reviews Disease Primers, 2017.
    4. Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Third edition. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015