Comparison of the vivax research recommendations of three malaria research and control policy documents.

<p>Vivax research emphases and recommendations of the 2008 NIH/NIAID “Research Agenda for Malaria” <a href="http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001160#pntd.0001160-National2" target="_blank">[19]</a> and the Roll Back Malaria “Global Malaria Action Plan” <a href="http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001160#pntd.0001160-Roll1" target="_blank">[20]</a> are shown compared to those of the vivax malaria research community gathered at the “Vivax Malaria Research III: 2009 and Beyond” conference in Panama, May 2009. <i>P. vivax</i> research and development recommendations are eagerly awaited from the Bill and Melinda Gates Malaria Eradication Research Agenda. RDT, rapid diagnostic test.</p>