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Table 1 Summary table of RDT storage temperatures and humidity levels

From: Malaria rapid diagnostic test transport and storage conditions in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Philippines

     % of Temp.(°C)
  Min Temp. (°C) Max Temp.(°C) Max humidity (%RH) ≤ 30.0 >30.0 >37.0 >40.0 >45.0
Burkina Faso 13.6 42.7 100      
Bobo Dioulasso -Regional Warehouse 17.1 35.5 80 61.6 38.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dori -Health District 24.2 42.7 73 21.1 78.9 16.3 3.9 0.0
Dori-Health Center 24.2 41.3 83 26.6 73.4 11.8 1.5 0.0
Gaoua -Health District 13.6 39.4 100 45.5 54.5 0.1 0.0 0.0
Gaoua -Health Center 18.8 35.9 100 74.4 25.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nouna -Health District 17.4 34.9 80 93.8 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nouna -Health Center 20.7 41.8 93 38.8 61.2 10.0 1.2 0.0
Ouagadougou -Central Warehouse 26.2 34 82 52.3 47.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Philippines 21.2 36.4 100      
Cawag, Subic, Zambales City -Health Facility 21.2 36.4 100 79.9 20.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Manila -Central Warehouse 24.7 34.2 99 76.3 23.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Palawan -Health Facility 23.9 35.8 100 72.9 27.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Quezon -Regional Warehouse 23.4 33.6 84 73.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Quezon -Health Facility 21.9 36.1 98 86.4 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tuguegarao -Regional Warehouse 22.6 36.4 86 63.7 36.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Senegal 19.2 47.6 99      
Guédiawaye -District Pharmacy 23.9 32.4 83 76.0 24.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dakar -National Warehouse 20.9 31.3 95 96.9 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kolda -Regional warehouse 19.2 38.3 78 66.9 33.1 1.3 0.0 0.0
Kounkané -Pharmacy/Health post 20.6 37.4 92 59.5 40.5 0.1 0.0 0.0
Lingéwal -Pharmacy/Health post 21.5 40.9 99 51.7 48.3 3.8 0.1 0.0
Matam -District Pharmacy 25.4 40.3 75 16.0 84.0 11.4 0.1 0.0
Nabadaji -Pharmacy/Health post 23.1 47.6 71 10.7 89.3 38.7 18.2 1.8
Nimzatt -Health Post 22.6 34.6 85 69.2 30.8 0.1 0.0 0.0
Ourrossogui -Regional warehouse 22.4 41.8 86 21.4 78.6 17.0 1.4 0.0
Velingara -District Pharmacy 22.6 41.1 95 34.8 65.2 9.1 0.6 0.0
Ethiopia 8.3 43.7 94      
Afar-Health center (C11) 24.9 43.7 67 19.7 80.3 28.6 7.6 0.0
Afar-Health post (C21) 22.0 41.1* 83 43.6 56.4 3.7 0.0 0.0
Afar-Health post 25.1 40.9 67 23.8 76.2 14.0 1.0 0.0
Afar-Regional Warehouse 23.3 42.2* 73 21.1 79.0 1.6 0.0 0.0
Amhara-Health post 14.7 32.7 88 99.1 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Amhara-Health post 16.8 32.5 82 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Amhara-Regional Warehouse 17.3 31.3 72 99.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Amara-Health center 19.5 29.6 81 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oromia-Central Warehouse 8.3 33 94 99.1 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oromia-Regional Warehouse 16.6 33.3 71 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oromia-Health post (C13) 17.6 30.8 85 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oromia-Health post (C15) 17 31.6 86 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oromia-Health center 16.2 29.3 85 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  1. * Only one single temperature reading recorded above 40°C.
  2. The temperature ranges were based on manufacturer-recommended storage temperatures for the RDTs used in this study. Percentages of temperature recorded above the recommended limit for the RDTs uses in the country are highlighted in italics.