Is there malaria in Papua New Guinea?


Is Papua New Guinea infected of malaria?


There is malaria in many parts of Papua New Guinea, and especially in the coastal regions. Chloroquine-resistant malaria has been reported from PNG so if travelling to malarial zones in the country you should ask your doctor about getting a prescription for another form of prophylaxis (preventative drugs), such as Malarone, Lariam or doxycycline. it is also recommended to sleep under an insecticide-treated bednet.

Parts of the country which are above 1800 metres of altitude (5900 ft) are considered free of transmission but you should consult with local doctors before travelling to specific areas to see what they recommend in terms of preventative measures you can take.