Research Information:

Patients' perceptions on the acceptability of a prototype point of care test for human taeniasis and cysticercosis diagnosis in Mbeya and Songwe regio

Animal Health

Determine patients' perceptions on the acceptability of a prototype point of care test for human T.solium taeniasis and cysticercosis diagnosis. Evaluation of a proto-type point of care test (TSTC-POC test).

From: Tanzania Livestock Research Institute(TALIRI) (TALIRI) | | Research Done By: P Magnussen, PhD

Funding Source: Government through MLDF & European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

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Research Recommendation:
If the TSTC-POC test become proved to be efficient in diagnosis of NCC and taeniasis, WHO should then validate it for early and primary diagnosis of human taeniasis and cysticercosis in all primary health care facilities in endemic areas . There should be large scale evaluation on performance of the test to capture enough information on its acceptability not only from patients but also from health workers using the test in diagnosing patients.