Oct 30, 2007
The Role of Improved Diagnostics
Published in: Nature, v. 444, suppl. 1, Nov. 23, 2006, p. 39-48
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005
Malaria kills > 1 million children aged < 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa annually. Current control efforts are hampered by increasing drug resistance, unreliable diagnostics, widespread overtreatment and rising drug costs. In this environment, new and widely available malaria diagnostics have the potential to save lives and drastically reduce overtreatment.