Severe malaria facts

Malaria causes 22% of deaths occurring in health care facilities.

In children under 5 years of age, 10% of deaths are linked to malaria.

From 2016 to 2017 there was a slight increase in malaria cases by about 2%.

Malaria-related mortality decreased by 4% from 2016 to 2017. 

Free treatment for severe malaria for children under 5 years of age.

Inpatient and mortality rates

Malaria distribution

Severe malaria policy and practice

National treatment guidelines
Recommendation Treatment
Strong Injectable artesunate
Alternative Injectable quinine
Alternative Injectable artemether
Recommendation Pre-Referral
Strong IV artesunate (first-dose)
Alternative IM artesunate
Alternative IM quinine
Alternative IM artemether
First trimester pregnancy
Recommendation Treatment
Strong IV Quinine