Students from around the world learning advanced techniques of malaria slide diagnosis at the Malaria Diagnostic Centre of Excellence in Microscopy (MDCoE), Walter Reed Project, Kisumu.
Over 300 participants have been trained from 17 countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar,
Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Gabon,
Thailand and Guinea Bissau. Malaria microscopy is still the Gold standard for malaria prevention,
drug & vaccines treatment and diagnostic trials and for epidemiology. Though microscopy is an
imperfect gold standard, its accuracy depends on innate ability, training experience and
motivation. The MDCoE is part of the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command's overseas