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Research Article

Feasibility of Distributing Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in the Retail Sector: Evidence from an Implementation Study in Uganda

  • Jessica Cohen mail,

    cohenj@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Günther Fink,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Katrina Berg,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Flavia Aber,

    Affiliation: Clinton Health Access Initiative, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Matthew Jordan,

    Affiliation: Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Kathleen Maloney,

    Affiliation: Clinton Health Access Initiative, Kampala, Uganda

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  • William Dickens

    Affiliations: Department of Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Published: November 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048296

About the Authors

Jessica Cohen, Günther Fink
Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
William Dickens
Department of Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jessica Cohen, Matthew Jordan, William Dickens
Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Katrina Berg
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Flavia Aber, Kathleen Maloney
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Kampala, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: cohenj@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

FA and KM are employees of, and JC receives research funding from, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which is engaged in efforts to expand access to malaria diagnostics. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC GF WD. Performed the experiments: JC GF WD KM KB FA. Analyzed the data: JC GF WD MJ. Wrote the paper: JC GF KB KM FA MJ WD.