The MHTF collaborated with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and PATH to convene a technical meeting, Malaria in Pregnancy: A Solvable Problem—Bringing the Maternal Health and Malaria Communities Together, in Istanbul, Turkey from 26-28 June 2012.
The meeting focused on sharing lessons learned from sub-Saharan African countries and projects that have attempted to achieve high coverage of malaria control for pregnant women, identifying the main challenges to addressing malaria in pregnancy (MiP) in sub-Saharan Africa, exploring opportunities for collaboration and innovation and determining next steps to improve the partnership between the malaria and maternal health communities. The meeting also served as a platform for colleagues to share recent and emerging findings on the determinants of coverage of MiP interventions—as well as the effectiveness of the delivery of those interventions.
View the PDF of the Malaria in Pregnancy meeting report.
View the PDF of the Malaria in Pregnancy agenda.
Day 1: Scope of the Problem: Where are we now?
- Overview Malaria in Pregnancy and control
Feiko ter Kuile, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- Assessing the association between malaria prevention in pregnancy and risk of low birth weight and neonatal mortality
Thom Eisele, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
- Coverage of MiP interventions in malaria-endemic African countries
Annemieke van Eijk, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- Determinants of IPTp and ITN coverage among pregnant women: Systematic review
Jenny Hill, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- Antenatal Care: An Overview
Ana Langer, Maternal Health Task Force
Malaria in Pregnancy
Coverage of MiP interventions in malaria-endemic African countries
An analysis of achievements and limitations to meeting women’s comprehensive needs during pregnancy
Innovative approaches to identify and apply context-specific interventions
Malaria in Pregnancy: Threats, opportunities, and new technologies
Malaria in Pregnancy: The role of the private sector