Diagnosis is one of many crucial components in the fight against malaria. Misdiagnosis or a lack of proper diagnosis can often lead to worsening symptoms and even death in patients and can unnecessarily drain antimalarial supplies in low-resource areas. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are the best means of diagnosis in resource-constrained settings, as they provide fast, low-cost, accurate and easily-interpretable results.
This UNITAID-funded project is a three-year programme promoting the importance of parasite-based diagnosis among private providers and consumers as well as supporting the availability of RDTs at more affordable prices for consumers using service delivery points in the private sector in Nigeria, Uganda and other countries of implementation. The project will involve support for RDT manufacturers as well as the provision of incentives along the supply chain in order to stimulate the market.Digital health | Private sector engagement | Malaria | Diagnosis | SDG17 | SDG3
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