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Webinar: Utility and performance of rapid diagnostic tests in areas with low malaria transmission

April 8, 2016 - 09:53 -- MalariaWorld Events

 

Organization: ACT Consortium
When: Tuesday 12 April at 1:00-2:00 pm BST (London/UCT+1)

 

 

Join us online on Tuesday 12 April at 1:00-2:00 pm BST (London/UCT+1) for a Webinar on the utility and performance of rapid diagnostic tests in areas with low malaria transmission.

Areas of low transmission present problems for malaria diagnostics. Few patients who receive a diagnosis are positive for the disease, and patients frequently have low parasite densities which may lead to false negative malaria results. These are challenges to case finding, cost and elimination.

ACT Consortium researchers will present findings and experience of using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in different low-transmission settings in Africa and Asia.

Speakers and moderators

  • Dr Toby Leslie, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Dr Anders Björkman, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Dr. Delér Shakely, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Mr. Mwinyi I. Msellem, Zanzibar Malaria Control Program, Zanzibar/Tanzania