Malaria

Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Third edition

April 2015

Authors:
WHO

Cover of the WHO Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Third edition

Publication details

Number of pages: 316
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 154912 7

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Overview

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.

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