Malaria Prevention

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MALARIA is an integral part of the travel health consultation.  Below are some resources to help you understand more about the subject and some tools to help in the delivery of your pre travel care advice. 

For my e-learning course on malaria – see here 

For my malaria chemoprophylaxis advice leafets see item no. 25 here

Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK 2021.

The revision of these guidelines were published on 2nd June 2021 by Public Health England.  There were no guidelines published in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • To view on the PHE website click here
  • To download the PDF of the document click here or see image at bottom of this page
  • PHE Malaria resources (links to all) here 


  •  Schematic diagram of the malaria lifecycle,original illustrated in the UK Malaria Guidelines –  click here
  •  Instructions for using the PHE Malaria Reference Laboratory e mail advice line click here or see image below
  • NaTHNaC malaria factsheet here
  • Chart for malaria tablet doses for children from NaTHNaC here
  •  Chart to explain advice for travellers needing malaria chemoprophylaxis who are taking warfarin click here  
  •  Leaflet for traveller planning a malaria trip see here or see image below
  • Advice booklet to help explain ‘Practical aspects of bite prevention’ here 
  •  Malaria Reference Laboratory on the PHE website here and the risk assessment form here 
  •  Quick reference charts for malaria tablets (must be used in conjunction with BNF, SPCs on  EMC etc.), look at item 7  in ‘Tools’  – click here 
  •  Advice booklet to use with patients focussing on the AB&D of malaria prevention, look at  item 6 in ‘Tools’ – click here
  •  Video of the malaria life cycle – see video no. 1, click here
  •  Video of patient with malaria – see video no. 2, click here
  •  Video of a malaria prevention advice consultation – see video no. 3, click here
  •  Poster for insect repellent awareness from the Bug-Off campaign click here and for the website here
  •  Leaflets for malaria prevention which could be used with your travellers


Further malaria resources

  • The Malaria Atlas Project click here 
  • The WHO Malaria factsheet  here
  • The WHO World Malaria Report  here 
  • Interesting free access BMJ paper: Checkley et al. Risk factors for mortality from  imported falciparum malaria in the  United Kingdom over 20 years: an observational study.  BMJ 2012;344:e2116 – click here

Malaria Treatment 

  • Guidelines from WHO
  • Malaria Treatement Guidelines from the UK

 Resources by images (all these items are also found in the lists above)

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