The Roll Back Malaria Partnership Case Management Working Group (CMWG) convened a workshop in April 2013 to review the current state of knowledge and lessons learnt about the use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria in the private retail sector. At this meeting, it was agreed to develop the findings into a paper that would put the available information into the public domain. The paper was finally published in March 2017 in PLoS ONE, including some additional data not available at the original meeting. Ian Boulton participated in both the workshop and is a co-author of the paper.