Prompt, quality assured laboratory diagnosis is key to effective malaria case management and control, especially since the introduction of the more expensive artemisinin combination therapy (ACT). In Pakistan, the malaria programme and its non-government partners, on the basis of WHO recommended Lot Quality Assurance methods, have developed a district level external quality assurance (EQA) system. This study was designed to assess the feasibility, under programme conditions, of an integrated district level external quality assurance and supervision approach for malaria microscopy.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS-HSD Programme
Malaria Journal (2011) 10 (45) [doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-45]
District level external quality assurance (EQA) of malaria microscopy in Pakistan: pilot implementation and feasibility.