This resource for the prophylaxis of malaria has been compiled using information provided by the Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention for UK Travellers (ACMP) and TRAVAX, an interactive website providing up to the minute travel health information for health care professionals.

TRAVAX is maintained and continually updated by the Travel Health Team of Health Protection Scotland (HPS). It is provided as an NHS resource for healthcare professionals who advise patients about avoiding illness and staying healthy when travelling abroad. Subscription is required for access.

TRAVAX uses and takes account of various authoritative sources, including the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations for the United Kingdom (JCVI), the Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention for UK Travellers (ACMP), the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). For a more detailed account of malaria prophylaxis pharmacists are advised to consult the TRAVAX site and the HPA’s ‘Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the United Kingdom 2013’

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Patient resources

Members of the public can be directed to two valuable resources for information on malaria prophylaxis and travel health in general:


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Public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland) and compiled by a team of experts from the Travel Health division at Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

National Travel Health Network and Centre 

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NaTHNaC is commissioned by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and hosted by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in association with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Patient leaflets

Public Health England produces an information leaflet on malaria for UK travellers.

Download malaria leaflet

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For alternative formats contact PHE:

Tel: 020 8327 7018


  • 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.
  • TRAVAX website: accessed during December 2014.