Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Third edition
These guidelines consist of recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria, including among at-risk populations (young children, pregnant women, tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS patients, non-immune travellers), in epidemic situations and in humanitarian emergencies. They also include recommendations on the use of drugs to prevent malaria in high-risk groups.
The guidelines support national policy-makers and health care providers to design and implement effective national treatment policies and protocols; promote the use of safe, effective malaria treatment; and protect currently effective malaria treatment against the development of resistance.
Related policy recommendations
- Recommendations on intermittent screening and treatment in pregnancy and the safety of ACTs in the first trimester
- WHO policy brief for the implementation of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP)
- WHO policy recommendation: Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) for Plasmodium falciparum malaria control in highly seasonal transmission areas of the Sahel sub-region in Africa
- WHO Policy recommendation on intermittent preventive treatment during infancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTi-SP) for Plasmodium falciparum malaria control in Africa
Other key documents
- Testing for G6PD deficiency for safe use of primaquine in radical cure of P. vivax and P. ovale (Policy brief)
- Policy brief on single-dose primaquine as a gametocytocide in Plasmodium falciparum malaria
- Information note on delayed haemolytic anaemia following treatment with artesunate
- Management of severe malaria – A practical handbook. Third edition
- WHO position statement: Effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical forms of Artemisia annua L. against malaria
- Intermittent preventive treatment for infants using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTi-SP) for malaria control in Africa: implementation field guide
- Universal access to malaria diagnostic testing – An operational manual