Who We Are

Dr. Githuka - DNMP

Dr. Githuka George

Head: Division Of National Malaria Program

Malaria in Kenya remains a significant public health concern and is listed among the top 10 causes of outpatient visits in the country. Currently malaria accounts for 18 percent of all our outpatient visits in public health facilities.

The burden of malaria in Kenya is not uniform with the highest-burden being in the eight counties around Lake Victoria region. This region accounts for 70% of the 6.5m malaria cases across the health care delivery sector. The most vulnerable populations are children below the age of five years and expectant women.

The vision of Division of Malaria Control Programme is to have a malaria-free Kenya and the goal is to ensure a reduction of malaria incidence and deaths by 75% of the 2016 levels by 2023.


To direct and coordinate efforts towards a malaria-free Kenya through effective partnerships.


A malaria-free Kenya.

To reduce malaria incidence and deaths by at least 75 percent of the 2016 levels by 2023.

Our Story

The Division Of National Malaria Programme, earlier known as the National Malaria Control Program was created by the Government of Kenya in 1994. The Division Of National Malaria Programme is now directly under the Division of Communicable Disease Prevention & Control, Department of Preventive and Promotive Health of the Ministry of Health in Kenya.

The program, currently headed by Dr. Githuka George charged with the responsibility of providing policy and strategic guidance as well as coordination and scaling up of an effective malaria control program. This scale-up is currently based on the Kenya Malaria Strategy 2019–2023 objectives and its component strategic approaches.

Our Objectives

Objective 1
To protect 100% of people living in malaria risk areas through access to appropriate malaria preventive interventions by 2023.
Objective 2
To manage 100% of suspected malaria cases according to the Kenya malaria treatment guidelines by 2023.
Objective 3
To establish systems for malaria elimination in targeted counties by 2023.
Objective 4

To increase utilisation of appropriate malaria interventions in Kenya to at least 80% by 2023.

Objective 5

To strengthen malaria surveillance and use of information to improve decision-making for programme performance.

Objective 6

To provide leadership and management for optimal implementation of malaria interventions at all levels for the achievement of all objectives by 2023.