World Malaria day — A Day to Act
TDR supports World Malaria Day - research on the rational use of drugs
25 April is a day to commemorate global efforts to control malaria. TDR is supporting research to help get the right treatments to the right people -- what is technically called the rational use of drugs.
TDR research areas:
Getting antimalarials to those who need them most
WHO and its African regional office, with TDR, have been working with the pilot countries to develop operational and implementation research plans that will help get the drugs where they are needed most.
How rapid diagnostic tests can increase management of childhood illness
When somebody has a fever in sub-Saharan Africa, the default diagnosis is almost always malaria. It turns out that in many cases, that diagnosis could be wrong. Malaria experts say that it is time to break away from old practices.
Community approaches that can improve the rational use of antimalarials
Newly available tests that can diagnose malaria almost instantly can make a big difference and will help prevent the over diagnosis of malaria, according to a series of new studies by TDR.