Spatial heterogeneity can undermine the effectiveness of country-wide test and treat policy for malaria: a case study from {Burkina} {Faso}


Considerable debate has arisen regarding the appropriateness of the test and treat malaria policy broadly recommended by the World Health Organization. While presumptive treatment has important drawbacks, the effectiveness of the test and treat policy can vary considerably across regions, depending on several factors such as baseline malaria prevalence and rapid diagnostic test (RDT) performance.

Malaria Journal, (15), pp. 513,