C-IPTp reaches more women with SP so there are no missed opportunities.
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“Many people now accept [IPTp] and take the drug and also we now attend our antenatal visit regularly.”Pregnant woman, Ohaukwu, Nigeria, 2021
At project launch, there were no WHO pre-qualified SP for IPTp. To ensure broader C-IPTp coverage, TIPTOP aimed at tackling this market failure by increasing the availability of appropriate quality drugs.
Addressing the quality supply gap of SP is possible. Currently, MMV is engaged with three African manufacturers, Emzor and Swipha in Nigeria and Universal in Kenya to support their efforts to achieve WHO prequalification of their SP product for IPTp.
TIPTOP procured WHO prequalified SP from Fosun Pharma (formerly Guilin) with updated packaging which contributed to increased IPTp uptake.