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Rapid diagnostic test supply chain and consumption study in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique: estimating stock shortages and identifying drivers of stock-outs

August 13, 2014 - 17:09 -- Open Access
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Hasselback L, Crawford J, Chaluco T, Rajagopal S, Prosser W, Watson N
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :295 (2 August 2014)

A longitudinal cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate drivers of stock shortages in the Cabo Delgado province.

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Paracheck® rapid diagnostic test for detecting malaria infection in under five children: a population-based survey in Burkina Faso

April 18, 2014 - 15:59 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Samadoulougou S, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F, Sarrassat S, Tinto H, Bakiono F, Nebié I, Robert A
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :101 (17 March 2014)

These results suggest that Paracheck® is not suitable to assess malaria infection prevalence at community level in areas with high malaria transmission. In such settings, malaria prevalence in the general population could be estimated using microscopy.

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