Reducing the Burden of Childhood Malaria in Africa

The Role of Improved Diagnostics

Published in: Nature, v. 444, suppl. 1, Nov. 23, 2006, p. 39-48

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2006

by Maria E. Rafael, Terrie Taylor, Alan Magill, Yee-Wei Lim, Federico Girosi, Richard Allan

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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.

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