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Malaria prevention guidelines 2013

These practical guidelines from the Public Health England Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention for UK Travellers update the “Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the United Kingdom” published in 2007. The guidelines are for use by healthcare workers who advise travellers but may also be of use to prospective travellers who wish to read about the options themselves. The ACMP prophylaxis guidelines are intended for UK-based visitors to malaria endemic areas and may not be appropriate for use by those residing in endemic areas. Whilst these guidelines deal with malaria, malaria prevention is only one aspect of pre-travel advice. An overall risk assessment-based package of travel health advice should be provided.

Chiodini PL, Field VK, Hill DR, Whitty CJM and Lalloo DG. Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the United Kingdom. London, Public Health England, July 2013.

The July 2014 update of the Guidelines is available on the PHE website.


Last reviewed: 29 July 2014