Our mission is to improve the control of malaria in pregnancy in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Each year up to 125 million pregnancies occur in malaria endemic countries. Infection with malaria in pregnancy can result in pregnancy loss, maternal death, severe maternal anaemia and low infant birth weight which greatly increases the risk of death.
MiP is responsible for as many as 100,000 children dying needlessly every year. In sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is endemic in most countries, severe malaria accounts for approximately 10% of maternal deaths, suggesting that an estimated 25,000 maternal deaths could be prevented each year by improved control of malaria in pregnancy.
Our work is conducted in 47 expert institutions worldwide, using standardized methods and sharing research data and information across the consortium. We are hopeful that this approach will generate a new momentum of life-saving research which will provide evidence-based policy changes in the shortest possible time.