Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP41698)
UNITAID (National Quality Control for Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Grant on Sustainable Global)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-12-01
Received: 11 September 2019
Accepted: 21 November 2019
First Online: 2 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Each specimen collection site (listed in acknowledgements) obtained consent from patients and approval from their local institutional review board and the WHO ethics review committee for specimen collection, transport and archiving of blood samples for the purpose of malaria RDT product testing, lot testing and quality assurance activities.
: Not applicable.
: JB and CK, declare no competing interests. SJ reports payment from WHO for writing the manuscript. MG reports agreements with WHO and FIND for performance of work to conduct statistical analysis. QC reports agreements with WHO and FIND for performance of work to characterize the parasite panel. SN, DM, WO and JL report payment from FIND for sample collection and characterization. JG reports payment of salary through a contract with FIND. JC reports payment of salary from WHO. IG and SI report grants with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, UK Department for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development and USAID during the conduct of the study. PC and RRC report grants with WHO and FIND during the conduct of the study. DB reports past grants from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNITAID during the conduct of the study.