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Evaluation of malaria microscopy diagnostic performance at private health facilities in Tanzania

December 2, 2019 - 14:55 -- Open Access
Ngasala B, Bushukatale S.
Malaria Journal volume 18, 375 (2019)

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends use of parasitological diagnosis of malaria for all age groups in all malaria transmission settings. Many private health facilities rely on malaria microscopy for malaria diagnosis. However, quality of malaria microscopy is affected by number of factors including availability of skilled laboratory microscopists and lack of quality assurance systems in many malaria endemic countries. This study was carried out to assess quality of malaria microscopy in selected private health facilities in Tanzania.

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