Updated: WHO Guidelines for malaria

16 Oct 2023


This version of the Guidelines includes revised information regarding the WHO recommendation for use of indoor residual spraying to prevent malaria and the conditional recommendation against the use of topical repellents to control malaria at the community level (informed by a CIDG Cochrane Review published August 2023, Gabaldon Figueira 2023). It replaces the versions published on 16 February 2021, 13 July 2021, 18 February 2022, 31 March 2022, 3 June 2022, 25 November 2022 and 14 March 2023.

The WHO Guidelines for malaria bring together the Organization’s most up-to-date recommendations for malaria in one user-friendly and easy-to-navigate online platform.

The WHO Guidelines for malaria supersedes 2 previous WHO publications: the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria, third edition and the Guidelines for malaria vector control. Recommendations on malaria will continue to be reviewed and, where appropriate, updated based on the latest available evidence. Any updated recommendations will always display the date of the most recent revision in the MAGICapp platform. With each update, a new PDF version of the consolidated guidelines will also be available for download on the WHO website.