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 in vitro 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.