WHO AFRO External Competence Assessment of Malaria Microscopists

About this course

Laboratory confirmation of malaria infection is an essential component of fever case management, and should be provided at all levels of healthcare to ensure correct patient management, and minimise the use and cost of anti-malarial drugs. The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 was adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015 with the aim of achieving a malaria-free world by 2030. To achieve this goal, countries must adopt policies and practices that improve the quality of malaria diagnosis. Improved quality of laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of malaria will retain the confidence of clinicians in laboratory results, leading to improved case management.

Course administration
This course is organised jointly by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) and Amref International University. The course is held at Amref Health Africa’s Central Laboratory, Nairobi, Kenya, although alternative locations are considered. A maximum of 12 participants are accepted per course.



Course Objectives

  • Objectively and formally assess the competence of malaria microscopists.
  • Provide refresher training in all aspects of malaria microscopy based on standardised instruction and revision.

Course fees 2020

USD 1400

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