Malaria Begins and Ends in the Community

Malaria Begins and Ends in the Community

Onwe Ujunwa, TIPTOP Malaria Officer

Community health workers are at the frontline, bringing health services that otherwise would be inaccessible in villages and rural areas. They intimately understand the communities they serve and are instrumental in improving access to—and demand for—basic health services, including malaria prevention as part of comprehensive maternal and child health services for the pregnant women, who are among the most vulnerable to malaria.

Technical Focus in Family Planning

Reaching Each Rung of the Health Care Ladder We work to ensure access to—and use of—high-quality, safe and effective voluntary family planning. We work with individuals and communities to explain the variety of contraceptives and how they work, while addressing beliefs and behaviors around their availability and use. We support facilities and providers in efficiently

Health Workforce

Young midwife in uniform.

Building Local Capacity to Meet Local Needs Worldwide health priorities, such as ending the HIV epidemic and reducing maternal and newborn deaths and deaths from malaria, require not only hiring more health workers, but also training them to meet their country’s health needs. In 2017, we educated more than 275,200 health care workers—creating a lifeline