Field application of in vitro assays sensitivity of human malaria parasites antimalarial drugs

April 2007


Leonardo K. Basco

Publication details

Number of pages: 202
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English
ISBN: 92 4 159515, 978 92 4 159515 5



This report examines the past, present and possible future roles of invitro drug sensitivity assays in malaria control and their possible contribution to monitoring drug resistance. The report also includes a critical examination of past errors and present weaknesses in order to improve the technical aspects of existing assays, with the ultimate goal of establishing a standardized protocol in the near future.