This course was designed in order to provide health workers with knowledge, skills, practice and attitudes on malaria prevention and control. It provides simple diagnostic and treatment guidelines, and is offered by the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF).


The course units can be downloaded in MSWindows (DOC) and Open Office Document (ODT) formats below.

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This course  is distributed under the Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.  Any part of this unit including the illustrations may be copied, reproduced or adapted to meet the needs of local health workers, for teaching purposes, provided proper citation is accorded AMREF. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.  AMREF would be grateful to learn how you are using this course and welcomes constructive comments and suggestions.  Please address any correspondence to:

The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Directorate of Learning Systems
PO Box 27691 - 00506, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 (20) 6993000
Fax: +254 (20) 609518




Course content

Introduction to the Course

(DOC 223KB)
(ODT 1.3MB)

  • Unit 1: About Malaria
    (DOC 1.7MB)
    (ODT 116KB)
  • Unit 2: Clinical Assessment of Malaria
    (DOC 1.6MB) 
    (ODT 1.6MB)
  • Unit 3: Severe and Complicated Malaria
    (DOC 276KB) 
    (ODT 59KB)
  • Unit 4: Treatment of Malaria
    (DOC 5MB) 
    (ODT 4.7MB)
  • Unit 5: Treatment Defaults in Malaria
    (DOC 330KB)
    (ODT 67KB)
  • Unit 6: Referral in Severe and Complicated Malaria
    (DOC 172KB)
    (ODT 58KB)
  • Unit 7: Malaria in Pregnancy
    (DOC 4.5MB)
    (ODT 4.4MB)
  • Unit 8: Prevention and Control of Malaria
    (DOC 7.4MB)
    (ODT 7MB)
  • Unit 9: Community Based Management of Fever and Malaria in Children
    (DOC 313KB)
    (ODT 197KB)
  • Unit 10: HIV/AIDS and Malaria
    (DOC 204KB)
    (ODT 95KB)
  • Unit 11: Counselling and Health Education on Malaria
    (DOC 310KB) 
    (ODT 97KB)
  • Unit 12: Malaria Surveillance
    (DOC 700KB)
    (ODT 425KB)


Enrol in this course through the African Medical Research Foundation Distance Education Programme. Learners pay a small fee to participate in this course.

Download an application form