Expanding access to malaria diagnosis through retail shops in western Kenya: What do shop workers think?
Learning Areas:Clinical medicine applied in public health
Provision of health care to the public
Describe the risks of inaccurate diagnoses and of practicing presumptive diagnosis. Identify the opportunities of introducing rapid diagnostic tests in the retail medicine sector. Explain the perceptions that retail drug shop workers have toward using and selling rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in their shops. Compare the benefits to the challenges of implementing RDTs in the retail sector. Evaluate the best path forward for improving the accuracy of malaria diagnosis in this region.
Keyword(s): Infectious Diseases, Access
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