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Cameroon Introduces Rapid Malaria Diagnosis

April 28, 2011 - 20:35 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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The article below was contributed by journalist Ntaryike Divine Jr. (Douala, Cameroon) as part of the SjCOOP project in collaboration with MalariaWorld.

The government of Cameroon is opting for an innovative approach in its ongoing efforts at winning the protracting battle against malaria.  By the end of April, it will begin doling out some 800.000 kits designed for rapid malaria tests to healthcare facilities nationwide. 


Open Access | Accuracy of a rapid diagnostic test on the diagnosis of malaria infection and of malaria - attributable fever during low and high transmission season in Burkina Faso

July 8, 2010 - 14:13 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Bisoffi Z, Sirima SB, Menten J, Pattaro C, Angheben A, Gobbi F, Tinto H, Lodesani C, Neya B, Gobbo M, Van den Ende J
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:192 (7 July 2010)

In the dry season the RDT has a low positive predictive value, but a very high negative predictive value for malaria-attributable fever. In the rainy season the negative test safely excludes malaria in adults but not in children.

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Open Access | Evaluation of a rapid diagnostic test (CareStartTM Malaria HRP-2/pLDH (Pf/pan) Combo Test) for the diagnosis of malaria in a reference setting

June 22, 2010 - 10:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Maltha J, Gillet P, Bottieau E, Cnops L, van Esbroeck M, Jacobs J
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:171 (18 June 2010)

The CareStartTM Malaria HRP-2/pLDH (Pf/pan) Combo Test performed well for the detection of P. falciparum and P. vivax, but sensitivities for P. ovale and P. malariae were poor.

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Open Access | Field evaluation of a rapid diagnostic test (ParascreenTM) for malaria diagnosis in the Peruvian Amazon

June 8, 2010 - 09:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bendezu J, Rosas A, Grande T, Rodriguez H, Llanos-Cuentas A, Escobedo J, Gamboa D
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:154 (7 June 2010)

The study results indicate that ParascreenTM is not a valid and acceptable test for malaria diagnosis under the field conditions found in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Open Access | Methodology: Rural health centres, communities and malaria case detection in Zambia using mobile telephones: a means to detect potential reservoirs of infection in unstable transmission conditions

April 16, 2010 - 08:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kamanga A, Moono P, Stresman G, Mharakurwa S, Shiff C
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:96 (15 April 2010)

Effective malaria control depends on timely acquisition of information on new cases, their location and their frequency so as to deploy supplies, plan interventions or focus attention on specific locations appropriately to intervene and prevent an upsurge in transmission.

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Perspective: Rapid Malaria Tests: Where Do We Go After 20 Years?

December 18, 2009 - 10:27 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Michael T. Makler AND Robert C. Piper
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 921-926

We propose that the study and implementation of such RDTs should be aggressively advanced and propose a series of questions that can guide efforts.

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