Zambia

Severe malaria facts

  • Malaria deaths decreased from 6,640 (2010) to 2,337 (2015)
    • <5 malaria deaths decreased from 3,955 (2010) to 1,297 (2015)
  • Inpatient malaria cases decreased from 213,639 (2010) to 107,802 (2015)
    • <5 inpatient malaria cases decreased from 121,428 (2010) to 52,477 (2015)
  • Severe anaemia <5 years (<8 g/dL) decreased from 14% (2006) to 6.4% (2015)

Inpatient and mortality rates

Severe malaria distribution

Severe malaria policy and practice

National treatment guidelines
Recommendation Treatment
Strong IV artesunate
Alternative IM artesunate
Alternative IV quinine
Alternative IM quinine
Recommendation Pre-referral
Strong Injectable artesunate
Alternative Rectal artesunate
Alternative Inj quinine
Alternative Inj artemether
Severe malaria in pregnancy
Recommendation Treatment
First trimester Inj quinine
2nd and 3rd trimester Inj artesunate