Malaria rapid diagnostic test performance : results of WHO product testing of malaria RDTs : round 5 (2013)

Cunningham, Jane & Gatton, Michelle L. (2014) Malaria rapid diagnostic test performance : results of WHO product testing of malaria RDTs : round 5 (2013). World Health Organization, Switzerland.

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WHO estimates that half the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2012, there were an estimated 207 million cases (with an uncertainty range of 135 million to 287 million) and an estimated 627 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 473 000 to 789 000). Approximately 90% of all malaria deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and 77% occur in children under 5 years. Malaria remains endemic in 104 countries, and, while parasite-based diagnosis is increasing, most suspected cases of malaria are still not properly confirmed, resulting in over-use of antimalarial drugs and poor disease monitoring (1)...

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ID Code: 75953
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: malaria, rapid diagnostic test, quality assurance
ISBN: 9789241507554
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 World Health Organization
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2014 05:37
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2014 00:32

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