TIPTOP tested an innovative, community-based approach, bringing SP to pregnant women in the communities where they live.
Reaching more women with SP
Community Engagement Lends to Positive Care
- Affords women services in the communities where they live
- Utilizes CHWs as trusted members of society whose role is instrumental in reaching women Relies on close collaboration with trusted and influential actors including traditional birth attendants and community leaders
- Is a woman-centered approach
- Is an opportunity to overcome health system access barriers to help increase IPTp uptake
CHWs, as trusted members of their communities, help to create a key link between communities and the health facilities and are trusted members of their communities.
” This [community delivery of SP] is good because if you couldn’t go to the doctor, the SP uptake would not be stopped. “
— Pregnant woman, Mananjary, Madagascar 2021
” You cannot imagine how gratifying it is to know that we have someone in the community who takes care of us pregnant woman. The CHW not only advises on SP uptake but also facilitates our visits to the health facility through reference guides and constant reminders making my pregnancy something special. “