Eleanor Ochodo, a CIDG author based at the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care (CEBHC) at Stellenbosch University, together with CIDG Co-ordinating Editors Paul Garner and Dave Sinclair, recently published an article in the BMJ on ‘Achieving universal testing for malaria’. Eleanor Ochodo conceived this article after discussions at a symposium on overdiagnosis of malaria. All three authors have longstanding experience in evidence-based healthcare and evidence synthesis for global health.
To read the full BMJ article follow this link: http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i107
Eleanor Ochodo also discusses this issue in a podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/stopping-the-overtreatment-of-malaria
More recently, the content of this BMJ paper has been further published in ‘the Conversation’, a widely-used platform for communication of information to the public: http://theconversation.com/why-over-treating-malaria-in-africa-is-a-problem-and-how-it-can-be-stopped-57516