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Implementation of external quality assessment of microscopy for improved parasite detection and confirmatory diagnosis of malaria in Tanzanian Military health facilities

September 23, 2020 - 08:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kalinga AK, Mgata S, Kavishe RA, Mahikwano L, Temu L, Mswanya C, Mwanziva C, Amoo G, Kamau E, Vesely B, Ishengoma DS
Reference: 
BMC Res Notes. 2020 Sep 18;13(1):447

Good quality microscopy is critical for accurate detection and confirmation of malaria parasite infections. Microscopy relies on the skills of technicians to prepare and read slides, high quality reagents, and a good program of internal and external quality control (EQA), which are lacking in most malaria endemic settings. This study was undertaken between January 2016 and December 2018 to pilot an EQA of microscopy for improved diagnosis of malaria and patient care in Tanzanian Military health facilities.

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