Don't overlook malaria: What the pharmacist needs to know

  • L Steyn Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: malaria


The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the focus away from a life-threatening disease, malaria. As the world opens to travel, the focus on malaria needs to be renewed as more travellers seek advice on malaria prophylaxis. Pharmacists need to be properly informed about malaria to effectively counsel travellers going to high-risk areas. An individual approach needs to be adopted when recommending chemoprophylaxis, taking into account the traveller’s risk factors, itinerary and likelihood of adherence to a particular dosage regime.

Author Biography

L Steyn, Amayeza Information Services

Amayeza Information Services, South Africa