RDT Evaluation Programme
Current programmes for RDT quality assurance
AIM: Provide capacity for quality assured RDT-based diagnosis to national programmes and other agencies, so that they can confidently address the other implementation issues necessary for RDTs to be used effectively on a broad scale.
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The World Health Organization (WHO), with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), is:
- conducting product testing (comparative performance evaluation of commercially-available antigen-detecting malaria rapid diagnostic tests - RDTs) based on a panel of parasites derived from a global network of collection sites,
- supporting regional lot-testing laboratories in Asia and Africa, and
- developing job-aids and training materials appropriate for village-based health workers.
Information on these programmes and materials can be accessed through links on this site.
Positive control wells, designed to allow village-level health workers to test RDTs in operational use in the field, are under development.