Interactive Training and Rapid Diagnostic Testing Reduces Over-diagnosis of Malaria

Friday, May 2, 2014

Researchers at the Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy Consortium in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studied the use of RDTs combined with basic and comprehensive training programs in Cameroon. Results showed 31 percent of patients attended by clinicians who took the comprehensive training received a malaria drug they didn’t need.

Source: Vaccine News Daily (link opens in a new window)

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