oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Expatriate attitudes towards malaria prophylaxis in Zambia

Volume 32, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A questionnaire survey of an expatriate population in Zambia showed that 61 per cent responders had not been advised to take malaria prophylaxis, while 63 per cent thought they had not been given enough information on malaria and its prevention. The replies indicated that 50 per cent take antimalarials at some time but that at least 23 per cent of these take them incorrectly. It is also clear that large numbers of children who come out to Zambia in the holidays are also a risk. Measures have been taken to improve awareness of the importance of regular malaria chemoprophylaxis.

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