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Study: Drugmaker Profits Undermine Malaria Diagnosis in Nigeria

Following a dramatic decline in malaria-related deaths between 2000 and 2013, World Health Organization data show more than 430,000 kids still die from the mosquito-borne infectious disease in Africa each year. Despite the wide availability of Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT), many health workers in Nigeria, which carries a quarter of Africa’s malaria burden, neglect to use it. Unlike conventional microscopy testing, in which lab technicians look for parasites in blood samples, 15-to-30...

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