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Table 1 Brief summary of guidelines

From: Preventing malaria in international travellers: an evaluation of published English-language guidelines

  Canada Hong Kong UK USA WHO
Year 2009 2007 2013 2013 2012
Format Stand-alone guidance Stand-alone guidance, two documents Stand-alone guidance Within ‘Yellow Book’ on travel health, chapter on malaria (chapter 3) and prevention against mosquitos (chapter 2) Within ‘International travel and health’; chapter on ‘malaria’ and subsection on ‘Insects and other vectors of disease’
Development team Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (7 named individuals) Working Group on Malaria Prophylaxis (5 named authors, 2 collaborating groups) Public Health England Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention in UK travellers (5 named authors, 6 named contributors 6 named chapter authors, with wide range of editorial staff, CDC and external contributors 2 editors, 3 assistants and a wide range of WHO and external personnel
Scope Drug and non-drug prevention of malaria in travellers Drug and non-drug prevention of malaria in travellers Drug and non-drug prevention of malaria in travellers Drug and non-drug prevention of malaria in travellers Drug and non-drug prevention of malaria in travellers
Length 90 pages Split into two papers, total 58 pages 97 pages Split into 2 chapters, total 22 pages Split into 2 chapters, total 26 pages