Advocacy for Affordable Malaria Diagnosis in Uganda

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The National Malaria Control Policy recommends that parasite-based diagnosis with microscopy or malaria rapid diagnostic test (mRDT) before treatment is performed for any suspected malaria cases. However, access to testing is still far from universal. An end-use verification (EUV) survey conducted in April 2016 by the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) found that only 69% of the treated malaria cases received a diagnostic test – still lower than the 90% national target, but an improvement from the 2015 survey (61%).