Efficacy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in Children of Rural Ghana

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Identifier 012_EAC2017_Efficacy_Rapid_Diagnostic_Tests_Malaria_Ghana_GRISWOLD.pdf
Title Efficacy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in Children of Rural Ghana
Creator N. Griswold; T. Dickerson; J. Reynolds; E. Roberts; D. Ansong; L.S. Benson; C. Nkyi; J. M. Boaheng; E. Amuzu; S. Gren; M. V. M. Morhe; P. A. Kontor; O. A. Owusu; M. G. Quansah; R. Buxton
Subject Malaria; Childhood Health; Global Health; Ghana
Description In 2015, 88% of new cases and 90% of deaths due to malaria were in the WHO Africa region, mostly among children. Historically, making a definitive diagnosis of malaria required microscopic examination of a carefully prepared blood sample by a skilled laboratorian. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have become available to the public for diagnosis of malaria in rural Ghana and require no laboratory infrastructure, allowing them to be effectively deployed in rural settings, including private retail drug shops. Inaccurate RDTs can result in misdiagnosis of malaria, leading to overtreatment or undertreatment, wasted resources and drug resistance. We sought to determine how locally available RDTs perform compared to standard microscopy for the diagnosis of malaria parasitemia in children in the Barekese sub-District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, West Africa.
Relation is Part of 2017 Extreme Affordability Conference
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2017
Date 2017
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2017. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6kd69cv
Setname ehsl_eac
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2019-03-04
ID 1399549
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6kd69cv
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