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.


Click boxes to access more information.Lot TestingPositive Control WellsJob-Aids and TrainingProduct Testing Round 1Product Testing Round 2Product Testing Round 3Product Testing Round 4

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.

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