Malaria

WHO policy recommendation on malaria diagnostics in low transmission settings

March 2014

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World Health Organization

Cover of the WHO policy recommendation on malaria diagnostics in low transmission settings

Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/GMP/ MPAC.2014.4

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Overview

In recent years, the application of nucleic acid amplification (NAA)-based diagnostic tools to detect malaria in the context of epidemiological surveys and in research endeavours has increased significantly. Many different assays are available with a superior diagnostic performance to microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests. Based on a recent evidence review, this document provides a list of six recommendations on the role of molecular diagnostic tests for malaria in low transmission areas.