ehealth digital library

Digital library of
the Tanzania
health
community

Implementing ideal health policy in a fragile health system: the example of expanding the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in mainland Tanzania.

Masanja, I. M., de Bethune, X. and Jacobs, J. (2011) Implementing ideal health policy in a fragile health system: the example of expanding the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in mainland Tanzania. Malaria journal, 10 (322). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1475-2875

[img]
Preview
PDF
1475-2875-10-322.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (221kB)

Abstract

Malaria confirmation before treatment provides an opportunity for improving the quality of malaria case management in endemic regions. However, increased coverage of this strategy is facing many organizational, logistical and technical challenges that threaten its success. Introducing an intervention with system-wide effect, such as the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in areas where malaria is still a public health problem, should be accompanied by system strengthening measures to better attain the goal of improving quality of care.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: health system, malaria, rapid diagnostic test, malaria diagnosis, Tanzania
Subjects: Health Systems > Policy analysis
Malaria > Diagnosis & treatment
Policies, Strategies, Plans, Guidelines
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Biomedical
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 15:57
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/34

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics