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Non-malaria febrile illness

Non-malarial causes of fever can be dangerous but are frequently misdiagnosed as malaria. This wastes malaria treatments and leaves potentially serious causes of fever untreated. 

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Useful resources

Training manuals from REACT study in Cameroon

The REACT Facilitator and Participant Manuals on improving malaria diagnosis and treatment

TACT trainer and trainee manuals and patient leaflet

The TACT training manuals and patient leaflet were designed to support the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs).

Prospectus du patient et manuels du formateur et du stagiaire pour TACT

Le prospectus du patient et les manuels de formation pour TACT ont t conus pour faciliter lutilisation des tests de dpistage rapide du paludisme (RDT).

Manuels de formation pour l'étude REACT au Cameroun

Les manuels du formateur et du participant REACT sur l'amlioration du dpistage et du traitement du paludisme

Manuais TACT para formadores e formandos e folheto TACT para pacientes

Os manuais de formao TACT e o folheto TACT para pacientes foram concebidos para promover a utilizao dos testes de diagnstico rpido (RDT) da malria.

Manuais de formação do estudo REACT realizado nos Camarões

Manuais REACT para formadores e participantes sobre a melhoria do diagnstico e tratamento da malria

Peer-reviewed publications

Real-time PCR threshold cycle (Ct) cut-offs help to identify agents causing acute childhood diarrhea in Zanzibar

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Causes of non-malarial febrile illness in outpatients in Tanzania

Tropical Medicine & International Health


Identifying non-malaria illnesses that cause fever

[Project summary in Français / Português]


Identifying causes of fever in children under five in Zanzibar

[Project summary in Français / Português]



World Malaria Report 2013: Major progress against disease 'still fragile'

Malaria deaths have declined by 45% globally since 2000 - thanks to prevention and control measures, political commitment and expanded funding. But improving access to diagnosis and

What are the challenges of scaling up rapid diagnostic tests in Sub-Saharan Africa?

The World Health Organization recommends using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and prescribing antimalarials only to patients who have a positive test result. As programmes gear

Progress in malaria leads to overuse of antibiotics

Improving malaria diagnosis decreased the waste of malaria drugs in patients who didn’t need them. Now, clinicians who don’t know what else is causing fever tend to overprescribe

Patients with fever need better diagnosis and appropriate treatment

Many people who visit health clinics with fever in malaria endemic areas do not have malaria, but they still receive antimalarial drugs. A new report from the World Health Organization

New publication summarises ACT Consortium findings

"Answering key questions on malaria" is the lay summary of 25 research studies in 10 coutries in Africa and Asia. It is now available to the public at no cost, in English,

Malaria diagnosis training manuals released

Health workers may now benefit from training manuals to best use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). The resource was developed during a clinical trial in Tanzania and the authors

Malaria control guidance in Ebola-affected countries

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have a high burden of malaria and together saw an estimated 6.6 million malaria cases and 20,000 deaths in 2013. WHO has issued guidance on temporary

Better diagnosis, better malaria control: Event on 20 April 2016

Join us in London or online to commemorate World Malaria Day in an interactive session with free resources and a discussion about the importance of malaria diagnosis and the challenges

ASTMH 2014: Malaria highlights

Bill Gates' announcement to increase malaria funding, strategic plans from the WHO to eliminate malaria and ACT Consortium research results were some of the malaria contributions seen

ACT Consortium researchers present at ASTMH 2014

The 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene takes place between 2-6 November in New Orleans, USA. Find out which research results we will present