Headquarters Surgeon General Secretariat
Defence Medical Services Whittington,
18 December 2015
Thank you for your request of 23 November 2015 asking the following:
“Mr Fallon's letter to Dr Julian Lewis, Chairman of the DSC, of the 21st September 2015,
says that Lariam (Mefloquine) makes up a mere 1.2% of the MoD's antimalarial stocks.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know what constitutes the remaining
98.8%, shown as percentages. i.e. DEET x%, Malarone x%,Doxycycline x% and so on.”
Your enquiry has been treated as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) can confirm that it holds information within the scope
of your enquiry and this is provided at Annex A.
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Headquarters of the Surgeon General
Chemoprophylaxis drugs held by the MOD, August 2015, Tablets and Doses for a Six
Month Deployment, Percentages
Doses in Stock
for a Six Month Dosage
0.8 310 mg once weekly
Chloroquine and proguanil (travel pack)
6.0 310mg chloroquine once weekly; 200mg proguanil once daily
- Not prescribed as individual drug; prescribed with Chloroquine (1)
4.0 250mg once weekly
Atorvoquone and Proguanil (Malarone)
.0 100mg proguanil/250mg atovaquone daily
6.2 100mg once daily
Source: Surgeon General’s headquarters Stock Audit August 2015
1. Proguanil is not prescribed on its own as malaria chemoprophylaxis, it is prescribed with
Chloroquine. Therefore the amount of Chloroquine tablets has been used to calculate doses.