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Blog: Revolutionary new malaria test could save lives by being faster, more accurate and easier to use

March 18, 2016 - 08:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
This is an expert blog by Prof Daouda Ndiaye
 
A new method of testing for malaria that will put less strain on lab technicians and provide more accurate results at the same time could be a watershed moment in the battle against a disease that is one of the top three killers of children worldwide.

Testing for malaria reduces overprescription by over 70%

July 24, 2015 - 08:19 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Introducing rapid diagnostic tests in Ugandan drug shops improves treatment of malaria patients

Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda substantially reduced overdiagnosis of malaria, improving the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.

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