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This site provides information on the health risks for travel in South Africa.  Additionally it provides appropriate advice, information on mass gatherings, travel advisories and disease outbreaks. The information is updated on a regular basis.

SaNTHNet is not intended to provide a personal risk assessment for the individual traveller, for such advice, travellers are encouraged to seek professional advice from a travel medicine provider.

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SaNTHNet is a public access website dedicated to travel health provided by the DoH, NICD and SASTM

Department of Health South Africa

The South African National Department of Health

The Department of Health is the executive department of the South African government which is assigned to health matters.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases

The NICD is a major global player in infectious disease intelligence. The NICD is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to SADC countries and the African continent. The NICD assists in the planning of policies and programmes and supports appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.

South African Society of Travel Medicine

The South African Society of Travel Medicine

SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.

 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:18

Malaria drug list

Country Name

Malaria in Country

Drug Resistance

Malaria Type

Prophylaxis for Areas with Malaria

South Africa

Present in the Mpumalanga Province, Limpopo (Northern) Province, and northeastern KwaZulu-Natal as far south as the Tugela River.ᅠPresent in Kruger National Park.

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 90%, P. vivax 5%, P. ovale 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Angola

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 90%, P. ovale 5%, P. vivax 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Botswana

Present in the following districts: Northwest, Chobe, Central, Northeast, and Ghanzi. None in the cities of Gaborone and Francistown.

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 90%, P. ovale 5%, P. vivax 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Burundi

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 86%, P. vivax 12%, P. malariae 2%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Comoros

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum primarily

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Congo

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 90%, P. ovale 5-10%, P. vivax rare

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Congo, DRC

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 90%, P. ovale 5-10%, P. vivax rare

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Kenya

Present in all areas (including game parks) at altitudes <2,500m (<8,202ft).ᅠNone in Nairobi.

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 85%, P. vivax 5-10%, P. ovale up to 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Lesotho

None

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Madagascar

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 85%, P. vivax 5-10%, P. ovale 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Malawi

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 90%, P malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax 10%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Mozambique

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 95%, P. malariae and P. ovale 5%, P. vivax rare

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Namibia

Present in the provinces of Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa,and the Caprivi Strip.

Chloroquine

P. falciparum 90%, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax 10%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Rwanda

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum >85%, P. vivax 5%, P. ovale 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Swaziland

Present in eastern areas bordering Mozambique and South Africa, including all of Lubombo district and the eastern half of Hhohho and Shiselweni districts.

Chloroquine

p. falciparum 90%, P. vivax 5%, P. ovale 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Tanzania

All areas at altitudes <1,800m (<5,906ft).

Chloroquine

P. falciparum >85%, P. malariae and P. ovale >10%, and P. vivax rare

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Zambia

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum >90%, P. vivax up to 5%, P. ovale up to 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

Zimbabwe

All

Chloroquine

P. falciparum >90%, P. vivax up to 5%, P. ovale up to 5%

Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine

 

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