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Malaria, mefloquine and the ADF

The following pages contain information and links to online resources to assist current and ex-serving members and their families wanting to learn more about the impact of malaria on the ADF.

This site also contains information on prevention methods, including the use of the drug mefloquine, and the research being undertaken by Defence to combat this deadly disease.

Malaria and the ADF

Information on malaria, its impact on ADF operations and why it is considered one of the most critical public health issues worldwide.

ADFMIDI research

Information on the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Diseases Institute (ADFMIDI), its research, and clinical trials of anti-malarial medications.


Information on Defence policy, consumer information and FAQs regarding anti-malarial medications currently used within the ADF.