Exploring Household Economic Impacts of Childhood Diarrheal Illnesses in 3 African Settings

@inproceedings{Rheingans2012ExploringHE,
  title={Exploring Household Economic Impacts of Childhood Diarrheal Illnesses in 3 African Settings},
  author={Richard Rheingans and Matt Kukla and Richard A. Adegbola and Debasish Majumdar Saha and Richard Omore and Robert F. Breiman and Samba Ousmane Sow and Uma O Onwuchekwa and Dilruba Nasrin and Tamer Hashem Farag and Karen L. Kotloff and Myron M. Levine},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012}
}
Beyond the morbidity and mortality burden of childhood diarrhea in sub-Saharan African are significant economic costs to affected households. Using survey data from 3 of the 4 sites in sub-Saharan Africa (Gambia, Kenya, Mali) participating in the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS), we estimated the direct medical, direct nonmedical, and indirect (productivity losses) costs borne by households due to diarrhea in young children. Mean cost per episode was $2.63 in Gambia, $6.24 in Kenya, and… CONTINUE READING
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