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Table 1 Rate of issue of RDTs and ACT from district level to health centres from start of 2007 to late 2009 in Livingstone District, Zambia, and recorded malaria rate for the corresponding period

From: Finding parasites and finding challenges: improved diagnostic access and trends in reported malaria and anti-malarial drug use in Livingstone district, Zambia

Time period RDTs issued ACTs issued (Courses) Recorded malariaa ‘Unconfirmed’ malaria
1st QTR-2007 0 12550 12186  
2nd QTR-2007 575 8340 7806  
3rd QTR-2007 850 2358 10731  
4th QTR-2007 2300 2447 3295  
1st QTR-2008 2400 1694 3196  
2nd QTR-2008 3350 1470 1081  
3rd QTR-2008 3850 270 68  
4th QTR-2008 5700 1128 26 177
1st QTR-2009 4275 450 8 276
2nd QTR-2009 4675 270 13 345
3rd QTR-2009 2875 1440 2 378
  1. a: From the 4th quarter of 2008, this included only laboratory confirmed malaria (i.e. RDT or microscopy).