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Malaria in Pregnancy, Prevention (Green-top Guideline No. 54A)

Published: 28/04/2010

December 2014: New evidence and guidance in this field were reviewed in 2014 and it was decided that revision of this guideline would be deferred to a later date. The version available on the website and app will remain valid until replaced.

This is the first edition of this guideline.

The aim of this guideline is to provide clinicians with evidence-based, up-to-date information about the prevention of malaria in pregnancy in situations that are likely to be encountered in UK medical facilities (that is, UK-based residents visiting malaria endemic areas). These guidelines are not necessarily appropriate for those residing in endemic areas.

This guideline covers malaria prevention travel recommendations in:

  • Women planning a pregnancy
  • Those already pregnant or breast feeding

Please note that drug recommendations for malaria prophylaxis can change owing to resistance. Up-to-date information on drugs can be obtained using online resources as described in this guideline.

Information about the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in pregnancy can be found in Green-top Guideline No. 54b: Diagnosis and treatment of malaria in pregnancy.