Lumb, Richard; Van Deun, A; Kelly, Paul; Bastian, I
A functional microscope is the most important and most expensive piece of equipment required for smear microscopy. Global Fund monies have provided a unique opportunity to equip laboratories in low-resource countries, but these funds must be spent wisely. Cheap microscopes are superficially appealing. However, higher-quality microscopes generally have better optics and last longer. International agencies should consider establishing a purchasing service to assist countries in their microscope...[Show more]
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