Malaria diagnostic testing and treatment practices in three different Plasmodium falciparum transmission settings in Tanzania: before and after a government policy change

@inproceedings{Bastiaens2010MalariaDT,
  title={Malaria diagnostic testing and treatment practices in three different Plasmodium falciparum transmission settings in Tanzania: before and after a government policy change},
  author={Guido J H Bastiaens and Erik Schaftenaar and Arnold J Ndaro and Monique Keuter and Teun Bousema and Seif Abdallah Shekalaghe},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2010}
}
Patterns of decreasing malaria transmission intensity make presumptive treatment of malaria an unjustifiable approach in many African settings. The controlled use of anti-malarials after laboratory confirmed diagnosis is preferable in low endemic areas. Diagnosis may be facilitated by malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). In this study, the impact of a government policy change, comprising the provision of RDTs and advice to restrict anti-malarial treatment to RDT-positive individuals, was… CONTINUE READING
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