Profile

From: WHO, 2015. Kenya Malaria Profile. Geneva: World Health Organization. Available at: www.who.int

Epidemiological profile of Kenya

Population by malaria endemicity (000) 2015 %
High transmission (≥ 1 case per 1000 population) 32 300 70
Low transmission (0-1 cases per 1000 population) 13 700 30
Malaria free (0 cases) 0 -
Total 46 050  
Parasites and vectors
Major plasmodium species P. falciparum (100%), P. vivax (0%)
Major anopheles species An. gambiae, arabiensis, funestus, merus

Intervention policies and strategies

   Intervention   WHO-recommended policy/strategy Yes/no Year adopted
ITN/LLIN

ITNs/LLINs distributed free of charge

ITNs/LLINs distributed to all age groups

Yes

Yes

2006

2010

IRS

IRS is recommended

DDT is used for IRS

Yes

No

2003

-

IPT IPT is used to prevent malaria during pregnancy Yes 2001
Case management

Patients of all ages should receive diagnostic test

RDTs used at community level

ACT is free for all ages in public sector

Pre-referral treatment with recommended medicines

Marketing authorization for all oral artemisinin-based monotherapies withdrawn

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

2009

--

2006

2006

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Antimalarial policy Type of medicine Year adopted
First-line treatment of unconfirmed malaria AL 2004
First-line treatment of P.falciparum AL 2004
For treatment failure of P.falciparum QN 2004
Treatment of severe malaria AS; AM; QN 2004
Treatment of P.vivax - -

Therapeutic efficacity tests (therapeutic or parasitological failure, %)

Medicine Year No. of studies Min. Median Max. Follow-up
AL 2005-2014 17 0 1.9 6.6 28 days