International Women’s Day — Be bold for change

International Women’s Day — Be bold for change

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

MMV is taking bold steps to prioritize molecules for pregnant women and to improve malaria chemoprevention and treatment during pregnancy. 


  1. Manyando C et al. “A systematic review of the safety and efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine against uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria during pregnancy.” Malaria J. 11:141 (2012).
  2. Dellicour S et al. “Quantifying the number of pregnancies at risk of malaria in 2007: a demographic study.”PLoS Med. 7(1):e1000221 (2010).
  3. Schantz-Dunn J & Nour NM. “Malaria and pregnancy: a global health perspective”. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2(3): 186–192 (2009).
  4. Chico M et al. “Global call to action: maximize the public health impact of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa.” Malar J. 14(1):207 (2015).
  5. Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Third edition. Geneva: World Health Organization; (2015)

Photo credits:

Slide 1: Anna Wang; Slide 2: Elizabeth Poll/MMV; Slide 3: Roll Back Malaria; Slide 4: Elizabeth Poll/MMV; Slide 5: Anna Wang; Slide 6: Anna Wang; Slide 7: Elizabeth Poll/MMV; Slide 8: Jaya Banerji/MMV