Useful Information on Malaria when travelling to Northern and Eastern parts of Namibia

Travelers are reminded that if travelling to the northern or eastern parts of Namibia, to please contact your health care provider to inquire about malaria prophylaxis at least one week before your travel.

According to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, all regions are experiencing an increase of malaria cases. The Oshikoto Region has reported 102 new malaria cases in the first three weeks of January, 2017, an increase when compared to the 25 cases recorded in the same period in 2016.

Transmission occurs in the Northern (Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, Kavango, Caprivi and portions of Kunene) and Eastern (Omaheke) regions of Namibia. In some regions, malaria exists throughout the year where others only have malaria from October thru May. Windhoek remains malaria free.

For more information about malaria, including prevention and symptoms of transmission, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/.