Innovative Models for Private Malaria Care in Nigeria

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Investigator: Dominic D. Montagu, DrPH
Sponsor: ExxonMobil Foundation

Location(s): Nigeria

Description

The World Health Organization now recommends parasitological confirmation for malaria case management. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria are an accurate and simple diagnostic to confirm parasite presence in blood. However, where they have been deployed, adherence to RDT results has been poor, especially when the test result is negative.

Few studies have examined adherence to RDTs distributed or purchased through the private sector.