TIPTOP is proud to celebrate nurses during the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. While the project has a community focus with community distribution of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine, it would not be successful without the nurses who provide comprehensive antenatal care to pregnant women. Together, TIPTOP community health workers and skilled nurses are helping pregnant women across sub-Saharan Africa have malaria free pregnancies. The role of the nurse is important more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In TIPTOP, nurses like Nzuzi Musenga Louise play a key role in providing comprehensive services to pregnant women, supervising community health workers and collecting and using data to consistently improve quality of care. Through respectful maternity practices nurses across TIPTOP countries are leading the way to make access to essential health services a reality for women and providing the necessary care they deserve. Nurses are a crucial link between the community and the health system and play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment.
Please join TIPTOP in recognizing the amazing contribution of nurses around the globe to reducing malaria in pregnancy and helping women to have healthy, safe pregnancies.