10 Prevention tips to reduce the risk of malaria

Use Mosquito Repellent

Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing to deter mosquitoes.

 Sleep Under Mosquito Nets

Sleep under mosquito nets treated with insecticide, especially if you're staying in an area where malaria is prevalent.

Wear Protective Clothing

Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes to minimize exposed skin and reduce the risk of mosquito bites.

Stay Indoors During Peak Mosquito Hours

Mosquitoes that carry malaria are most active during dusk and dawn. Limit outdoor activities during these times to lower your risk of being bitten.

Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites

Regularly empty standing water from containers around your home, as stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Consider Antimalarial Medication

If traveling to a malaria-endemic area, consult with a healthcare professional about taking antimalarial medication as a preventive measure.

 Seek Medical Advice

If you develop symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, or fatigue after visiting a malaria-risk area, seek medical attention promptly.

Stay Informed

Stay updated on malaria risk areas and take necessary precautions, especially if traveling to regions where malaria is endemic.

Protect Children and Pregnant Women

Take extra precautions to protect children and pregnant women, as they are more susceptible to severe complications from malaria.

Community Efforts

Support community efforts to combat malaria by participating in mosquito control programs, distributing bed nets, and promoting awareness campaigns.