Priority setting and the 'neglected' tropical diseases.

  title={Priority setting and the 'neglected' tropical diseases.},
  author={David Canning},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={100 6},
  • David Canning
  • Published 2006 in
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…
In this paper David Canning argues that interventions against 'neglected' tropical diseases should be thought of as investments in human capital and form an integral part of global poverty reduction. He argues that overall burden of disease should not be the criterion for priority setting; if the goal is to maximize health benefits from a fixed health budget then cost-effective interventions should be prioritized. Whilst many people find objectionable the assignment of a monetary value to… CONTINUE READING