MDAST Training Video: Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Artemisinin Combination Therapies
We developed the training video below to demonstrate an MDAST example that considers the intervention of using artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs)and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). RDTs can enhance the impact of a given ACT stockpile by limiting the use of the drugs to confirmed malaria cases, but RDTs are expensive. This example analyzes these tradeoffs. Please use the MDASTv1.3beta_TZ_blank_01072015 model file to follow along with this demonstration. If you wish, you may also download the script that accompanies this video to follow along with the video or as an overview of the video’s content. The script is available here: MDAST_RDT_ACT_Video_script_June2015 .
Randy Kramer Provides Background on MDAST at Stakeholder Workshop in Dar es Salaam
Randy Kramer presented on the rationale for and background on MDAST at a workshop held with key stakeholders at the National Institute for Medical Research Headquarters in Dar es Salaam on December 4-5, 2014.
An Introduction to the MDAST Interface and Structure
Zachary Brown explains about the MDAST interface and structure at a stakeholder workshop in Dar es Salaam on December 4, 2014. This presentation provides a good basic introduction to MDAST.
Extended MDAST Demo: IRS
This extended demonstration led by Dr. Dohyeong Kim uses MDAST to examine alternative IRS strategies, and represents one of the exercises that MDAST stakeholders engaged in during the training session of the MDAST 2012 Workshops in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
MDAST Demonstration: LLIN Example
This example briefly demonstrates the use of MDAST to look at alternative LLIN strategies, and represents one of the exercises that MDAST stakeholders engaged in during the training session of the MDAST 2012 Workshops in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.