Research Dissemination Meeting for the MaCRA Study

The Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC) at Makerere University, will conduct a dissemination meeting for the Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Capture and Reporting Assessment (MaCRA) Study. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 8 AM to 2 PM at Fairway Hotel, Kampala.

The MaCRA study examined the accuracy of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and their reporting within Uganda’s National Health Management Information System (HMIS). Conducted in 16 public health facilities across Busoga and Lango sub-regions, the study revealed a high agreement between RDT results recorded by healthcare workers and an independent external panel. Despite this high level of accuracy, contextual challenges relating to staffing norms, training, onboarding and supervision of healthcare workers, and availability of supplies at health facilities affected the accuracy of reporting of malaria RDT results.

This meeting aims to share the study’s findings and discuss their implications for malaria control policies in Uganda. With the theme "Towards Malaria Elimination in Uganda: Accuracy of Malaria RDTs and HMIS Data," the event will bring together key stakeholders to foster impactful discussions and strategies.

Physical attendance is by Invitation. However, you can join the discussion virtually on Zoom using the details below:

Meeting ID: 910 2790 7540

Passcode: 856044

For more information, please contact Dr. Nelson Ssewante at

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