Women with newborns at Kingasani Maternity Hospital, Kingshasha, Democratic Republic of CongoThe Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium, led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, was established with an initial grant of $30 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.  In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.  Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeffrey Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

The Consortium is also supported by the European Union and EDCTP.  We continue to seek additional funding from other donors to continue our work which will benefit the 50 million women worldwide who face exposure to malaria whilst pregnant every year.