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New Diagnostics Needed To ‘Root Out’ Malaria Cases

Devex: Find the parasite
Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More

“…Misinformation is one of the big reasons malaria continues to kill a child at the rate of nearly one every 60 seconds. Solving the information challenge is going to be key if we’re going to end this disease, and no piece of information is more vital than knowing who is carrying the parasite and who isn’t. … Armed with new diagnostics, we’ll be in a position to take the fight to the parasite. Instead of passively waiting for sick people to show up at clinics, they will enable us to go on the offense: actively testing and treating entire communities to find and root out malaria, while ensuring the type of treatment provided to patients will be safe and effective…” (10/1).

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