“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller understood the value of partnerships. This quarter we celebrate our TIPTOP partnerships that help us achieve our aim every day. In each of our TIPTOP countries we continue to make great strides, affording more pregnant women opportunities to protect themselves and their babies from malaria. This could not be achieved without the partnerships we have in place at country and global levels.
For World Malaria Day, joint celebrations with partners took place in all TIPTOP countries while Unitaid and TIPTOP consortium partners collaborated to share important messages about malaria in pregnancy through social media, including the story of Onwe Ujunwa, a community health worker in Nigeria (link below).
At the global level TIPTOP is engaging high-level participation from The Global Fund, The President's Malaria Initiative, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MMV, ISGlobal and WHO through a Project Steering Committee that provides strategic advisement and feedback to ensure project success and strategic thinking beyond the life of project.
In countries our partnerships with Ministries of Health are paramount as they set the stage for short and long-term success, as epitomized in the quote below from the Minister of Health in DRC. Through our partnership with the Mozambican MOH we are working to support communities facing devastating consequences as a result of Cyclone Idai. Together with the MOH and other partners on the ground, and with support from Unitaid, TIPTOP is actively engaged in emergency efforts underway in the cyclone affected areas. This collaboration is helping to rebuild the needed foundation to restart all health activities, including C-IPTp.
As we move forward TIPTOP will continue to work with our partners closely to do more for the pregnant women we serve.