Economics research promotes malaria testing

Sub­si­dizing the costs of malaria tests, he noted, makes them more afford­able for both drug stores and patients, and thus more acces­sible, Dickens said. He added that stores often don’t pro­vide these tests if they must pay full price, citing a fear of being unable to sell them.

“Overall, we proved that you could dis­tribute the tests through the pri­vate sector,” Dickens said, noting that hos­pi­tals and public health orga­ni­za­tions tra­di­tion­ally per­form the tests. “This was a very effec­tive way to get more tests out.”

Dickens pre­sented the find­ings last weekend at the annual meeting of the Amer­ican Eco­nomic Asso­ci­a­tion.

via Economics research promotes malaria testing.

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