Market trends for malaria blood testing in sub-Saharan Africa, 2009-2014

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In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Test, Treat, Track initiative recommending confirmatory testing prior to antimalarial treatment. National malaria control programs (NMCP) across subSaharan Africa (SSA) subsequently aligned national guidelines with this recommendation. Strategies to scale up testing using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDT) were introduced by NMCPs.

We examine malaria testing availability, price and market share using national market survey data collected by the ACTwatch project.