Malaria

The use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests. Second edition

January 2006

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World Health Organization

The use of Malaria RDTs cover page

Publication details

Number of pages: 20
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English
ISBN: 92 9061 204 S

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Overview

Misdiagnosis of malaria results in significant morbidity and mortality. Rapid, accurate and accessible detection of malaria parasites has an important role in addressing this, and in promoting more rational use of increasingly costly drugs, in many endemic areas. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) offer the potential to provide accurate diagnosis to all at-risk populations for the first time, reaching those unable to access good quality microscopy services.