Willingness to Use and Pay for a New Diagnostic Test for Malaria in Children under 5: Results from Benin, Peru, and Tanzania

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This study evaluated the potential market in three developing countries for a new, rapid diagnostic test to detect malaria in children under five. The study interviewed health providers to determine whether they saw a need for this technology and used surveys and focus groups to explore consumer (caregiver) willingness to pay and preferences surrounding such test. Health providers saw a test for malaria as less important than one for some other diseases, particularly TB and HIV/AIDS. Consumers recognized the dangers of malaria but felt they could diagnose it on the basis of symptoms.

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