6.4.2  Malaria

Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are the commonest species of malaria parasite in Ethiopia.

Treat a child over 4 months of age, classified as having P. falciparum malaria, with Coartem (or chloroquine if RDT confirms P. vivax malaria). You should give paracetamol if the child has a fever. If the fever has been present every day for more than seven days, you should refer the child for assessment.

6.4.1  Very severe febrile disease or severe malaria

6.4.3  Fever (no malaria)