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Tropical Medicine Point-of-Care Testing

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Tropical medicine point-of-care testing

*NEW: Published January 2020* 

Monica Cheesbrough’s latest book sets out the central role of district laboratory practice in achieving universal health coverage, and the targets of the “Health and Well-being” goal of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development:

“By 2030 ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combating hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases”

and

“… by 2030 reducing by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases”.

Using a modern colour format, the book is divided into three sections.

Section 1

How to strengthen the quality of district laboratory practice. Especially quality management, safety, continuing professional development and laboratory accreditation.

Section 2

The most recently developed point-of-care tests that can provide same day diagnosis of communicable diseases including for example:

malaria, trypanosomiasis, visceral leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, Buruli ulcer, dengue, tuberculosis, meningitis, HIV infection, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and water-related infections, as well as differentiating bacterial from viral infections, investigating and monitor sepsis.

Section 3

The laboratory investigation of non-communicable diseases prevalent in tropical countries. Including diabetes mellitus, lipid disorders, kidney disease, liver disease and anaemia.

Appendices

The preparation of Reagents, how to prepare SOPs, a Quality Management Checklist, SI Units, other district laboratory parasitology and haematology test procedures.

Tropical medicine point-of-care testing in short book specification

Size: 250 x 195mm Weight: 640g Pages: 364 Colour plates: 130, Laminated covers

You can find further reading by Monica Cheesborough on the topic of tropical medicine here:

https://healthbooksinternational.org/product/tropical-medicine-microscopy-2016/