Malaria Microscopy Quality Assurance Manual - Version 2

This second version of the WHO Malaria microscopy quality assurance manual takes into account the many years of experience of several agencies in the various aspects of quality assurance (QA) described in the Manual.

The Manual is not designed for QA of microscopy in research situations, such as in clinical trials of new drugs and vaccines, or for monitoring parasite drug resistance. It forms part of a series of WHO documents designed to assist countries in improving the quality of malaria diagnosis in clinical settings, including the revised training manuals on Basic malaria microscopy (2010) and the Bench aids for malaria microscopy (2010).

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Expert assessment of global health including statistics. Each report focuses on a particular theme.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines