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Effects of modifying the World Health Organization standard operating procedures for malaria microscopy to improve surveillance in resource poor settings

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, March 2014
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Title
Effects of modifying the World Health Organization standard operating procedures for malaria microscopy to improve surveillance in resource poor settings
Published in
Malaria Journal, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-98
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Authors

Sumadhya D Fernando, Ratnasiri L Ihalamulla, Renu Wickremasinghe, Nipun L de Silva, Janani H Thilakarathne, Pandu Wijeyaratne, Risintha G Premaratne

Abstract

Individuals with fever are screened for malaria in specially-established malaria diagnostic laboratories set up in rural hospitals in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. Large numbers of blood smears negative for malaria parasites are being screened daily. Good quality smears are essential to maintain a high diagnostic competency among the technical staff. The modifications made to the World Health Organization (WHO) standard operating procedures to improve the quality of smears have been studied.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Burkina Faso 1 3%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 3%
United Kingdom 1 3%
Sri Lanka 1 3%
Nigeria 1 3%
Unknown 28 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 24%
Student > Postgraduate 5 15%
Student > Master 5 15%
Librarian 3 9%
Professor 3 9%
Other 9 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 48%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 15%
Computer Science 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Mathematics 1 3%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 2 6%

Attention Score in Context

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#10,295,087
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#3,249
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#118,786
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