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Assessment of desiccants and their instructions for use in rapid diagnostic tests

September 18, 2012 - 07:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Barbé B, Gillet P, Beelaert G, Fransen K, Jacobs J
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:326 (13 September 2012)

MalariaWorldRDTs showed shortcomings in desiccant type and information supplied in the IFU.

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Open Access | Blood transfer devices for malaria rapid diagnostic tests: evaluation of accuracy, safety and ease of use

February 10, 2011 - 10:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Hopkins H, Oyibo W, Luchavez J, Mationg M, Asiimwe C, Albertini A, Gonzalez IJ, Gatton ML, Bell D
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:30 (8 February 2011)

The performance of blood transfer devices varied in this evaluation of accuracy, blood safety, ease of use, and user preference.

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Open Access | External quality assessment on the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in a non-endemic setting

December 16, 2010 - 08:00 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Gillet P, Mukadi P, Vernelen K, Van Esbroeck M, Muyembe J, Bruggeman C, Jacobs J
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:359 (13 December 2010)

In this non-endemic setting, errors in RDT performance were mainly related to RDT test line interpretations, partly due to incorrect package insert instructions.

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Open Access | Performance of three multi-species rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

November 2, 2010 - 06:29 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ashton RA, Kefyalew T, Tesfaye G, Counihan H, Yadeta D, Cundill B, Reithinger R, Kolaczinski JH
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:297 (27 October 2010)

CareStart appeared to be the most appropriate option for use at health posts in Ethiopia, considering the combination of quantitative performance, ease of use and heat stability.

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Open Access | Community acceptability of use of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria by community health workers in Uganda

July 14, 2010 - 12:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mukanga D, Tibenderana JK, Kiguli J, Pariyo GW, Waiswa P, Bajunirwe F, Mutamba B, Counihan H, Ojiambo G, Kallander K
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:203 (13 July 2010)

Use of RDTs by CMDs is likely to be acceptable by community members given that CMDs are properly trained, and receive regular technical supervision and logistical support. A well-designed behaviour change communication strategy is needed to address the anticipated programmatic challenges as well as community fears and stigma about drawing blood.

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