On International Women's Day, Medicines for Malaria Venture calls for sustained action to address biases, discrimination, and inequities that affect women and girls, including their access to malaria prevention and treatment.
Breakthroughs Blog: Maternal health
Increasing access to malaria interventions for adolescent girls is an important step toward malaria elimination
While gains have been made in global malaria control, little progress has been made in reducing malaria-related deaths among adolescents. The protection of populations such as adolescents, and particularly girls, has been largely overlooked—despite malaria being one of the major causes of death and ill health in these populations.
A quick glance at the historical trajectory of malaria research reveals that it has been embedded in a larger context of gender bias in medical research. During the clinical development of most new medicines, including antimalarial drugs, pregnant people are actively excluded from trials. Fortunately, there is now growing determination within the malaria community to rectify gender-related data gaps.
For decades, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has been supporting problem solvers to create simple, affordable solutions to protect mothers and their babies during birth. Here are ten amazing USAID-supported innovations to make motherhood safer.