New borns in Kinshasa Mother with baby on back and Donkey Mothers with their babies at the Kibaoni Health Center in Ifakara, Tanzania for postpartum care and education.
Ntcheu ANC queue, Malawi Women and child under net Women at Ghana ANC



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Ten major projects direct research in four key areas of malaria in pregnancy: burden assessment, treatment, prevention and how best to scale up existing strategies and interventions. We work in the following areas of research:



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Special features on our research team members around the world.

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Dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine holds promise as an option for malaria prevention in pregnancy

June 2016

Effectiveness of the delivery of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Kenya

April 2016


Four Artemisinin-Based Treatments in African Pregnant Women with Malaria

March 2016

Mortality, Morbidity, and Developmental Outcomes in Infants Born to Women Who Received Either Mefloquine or Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine as Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Cohort Study

(February 2016)



Non-falciparum malaria infections in pregnant women in West Africa.

(January 2016)


Knowledge and Adherence to the National Guidelines for Malaria Case Management in Pregnancy among Healthcare Providers and Drug Outlet Dispensers in Rural, Western Kenya.

(January 2016)



The performance of a rapid diagnostic test in detecting malaria infection in pregnant women and the impact of missed infections.

(December 2015)



Assessment of the safety of antimalarial drug use during early pregnancy (ASAP): protocol for a multicenter prospective cohort study in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Mozambique.

(December 2015)

Risks of miscarriage and inadvertent exposure to artemisinin derivatives in the first trimester of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study in western Kenya

(November 2015)

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Changing Trends in P. falciparum Burden, Immunity, and Disease in Pregnancy

(October 2015)

Declining Malaria Transmission and Pregnancy Outcomes
in Southern Mozambique


(October 2015)



Intermittent screening and treatment or intermittent preventive treatment with dihydroartemisinin – piperaquine versus intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine for the control of malaria during pregnancy in western Kenya: an open-label, three-group, randomised controlled superiority trial.


(September 2015)


Quality assurance of drugs used in clinical trials: proposal for adapting guidelines

(February 2015)

Plasmodium falciparum dihydropteroate synthetase-A581G mutation reduces effectiveness of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine preventive therapy in Malawian pregnant women

(January 2015)



Malaria Prevention during Pregnancy - Is There a Next Step Forward?

(September 2014)


Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy with Mefloquine in HIV-Negative Women: A Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial

(September 2014)


Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy with Mefloquine in HIV-Infected Women Receiving Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis: A Multicenter Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

(September 2014)


Intermittent preventative treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy with Mefloquine in HIV-Negative Women: A Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial

(September 2014)


Estimated risk of placental infection and low birthweight attributable to Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Africa in 2010: a modelling study

(July 2014)


Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine Treatment of Multidrug Resistant Falciparum and Vivax Malaria in Pregnancy

(January 2014)


Factors Affecting the Delivery, Access, and Use of Interventions to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

(July 2013)


A hospital ward using bed nets

Effectiveness of Antenatal Clinics to Deliver Intermittent
Preventive Treatment and Insecticide Treated Nets for
the Control of Malaria in Pregnancy in Kenya

(June 2013)


A model of parity-dependent immunity to placental malaria

(March 2013)



Intermittent Preventive Therapy for Malaria During Pregnancy Using 2 vs 3 or More Doses of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine and Risk of Low Birth Weight in Africa, systematic review and metanalysis

(February 2013)


Factors Affecting Antenatal Care Attendance: Results from Qualitative Studies in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

(January 2013)


Maternal Anemia in Pregnancy: Assessing the Effect of Routine Preventive Measures in a Malaria-Endemic Area

(January 2013)


Does Malaria Affect Placental Development? Evidence
from In Vitro Models

(January 2013)




Latest News arrow


The Malaria in Pregnancy consortium has joined forces with the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) to establish a malria in pregnancy research programme within the WWARN data platform

March 2016


64th Annual Meeting

October 25-29, 2015


Symposium #95:

The Impact of Sub-Microscopic Malaria Infections on Pregnancy Outcomes: Data from the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium

Symposium #114:

Trials with Alternative Drugs and Strategies to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Safety of Inadvertent Exposure to Artemisinins in Early Pregnancy in Africa and Asia: Results from the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium

October 2015

2015 Annual Global Costs for Malaria Control, Elimination and Research


Global Call to Action to increase national coverage with Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

April 2015


Clinical trials not immune from poor quality drugs

Feb 2015


Leading researchers call for tighter control over medicines used in clinial trials

Feb 2015

International standards for fetal growth based on serial ultrasound measurements: the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project

Nov 2014


International standards for newborn weight, length, and head circumference by gestational age and sex: the Newborn Cross-Sectional Study of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project

Nov 2014


New report by the MiP Consortium on the Contribution of Malaria Control to Maternal and Newborn Health launched at the annual High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York on 10 July.

July 2014


MiP Consortium members, Prof. Feiko ter Kuile, Dr. Patrick Walker and Dr. Steve Taylor present at 62nd ASTMH meeting, November 2013, Washington DC, USA

November 2013



MiPc members present latest results at 3 symposia during 6th MIM Conference in Durban, South Africa

October 2013



MiP Consortium members and stakeholders attend fifth annual meeting in Durban, South Africa

October 2013


MiP Consortium Public Health Impact study investigates barriers to interventions for preventing malaria in pregnancy across sub-Saharan Africa

July 2013


MiP Consortium Secretariat in conversation with International Innovation

June 2013


LSTM study by MiP Consortium members leads WHO to update its malaria prevention policy

February 2013


MiP Consortium members and stakeholders present at Challenges in Malaria Research Conference in Basel, Switzerland

October 2012