Several patients with malaria-like symptoms seek treatment from Private Medicine Retailers. These treatments may not solely be based on confirmed test results leading to possible over treatment which further ends in potentially delayed diagnosis and treatment of other causes of the illness.
Once you suspect you have uncomplicated malaria, it is important to ensure you are first and foremost tested either with a Rapid Diagnostic Test or under a Microscopy. Do not initiate any malaria-like treatment until test prove positive. You can undergo further testing if not sure of the initial result.
Once you are confirmed positive for having malaria, insist on being treated with a quality-assured antimalarial medicine. Your treatment should solely be based on the test result.