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.