Protect yourself when travelling
Malaria is spread by just one bite from a mosquito that is carrying the parasite.
If you are travelling abroad and think you might be visiting an area which has malaria, you should consult a doctor before you travel and make sure you read about how best to protect yourself. Need more convincing? Read about some real life stories on malaria.
Some of the countries that British people most commonly catch malaria are Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Cameroon but over half of all the countries in the world are affected by malaria.
Useful websites for travellers are:
If you live in a country which has malaria, you need to sleep under a bed net, use insecticide sprays and make sure you get tested and treated for malaria if you fall sick.
Real Life Stories
Mum of three Kedibonye often worries about whether her children will catch malaria. Two of them are under five...
Parenting in Botswana is tough, especially when you run the daily risk of contracting a life threatening disease...
Mamas Otsieditse and Amos
If you are a volunteer health worker in Botswana, you’re also a life saver. ‘Mamas’ Otsieditse and Amos volunteer...