Expanding access to parasite-based malaria diagnosis through retail drug shops in Tanzania: evidence from a randomized trial and implications for treatment

Results from this study demonstrate that Tanzania’s national guidelines—which forbid malaria diagnosis through RDT or microscopy in the “private retail sector”—may be unnecessarily curbing testing and treatment rates, given the high proportion of patients seeking private sector care.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: Malaria Journal

Advances in mapping malaria for elimination: fine resolution modelling of Plasmodium falciparum incidence

This paper shows how malaria incidence can be modelled at a fine spatial and temporal resolution from health facility data to help focus surveillance and control to population not attending health facilities.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: Nature