The economic cost of malaria in Africa.

  title={The economic cost of malaria in Africa.},
  author={Donald S. Shepard and M B Ettling and Ulrich Brinkmann and Rainer Sauerborn},
  journal={Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit},
  volume={42 3},
Although malaria is the major health problem in Africa, there is little research on its economic impact. This study adapts a framework for assessing the economic costs of illness to available data on malaria. Direct costs of illness are the costs of treatment and control activities, and indirect costs are the value of lost time due to morbidity and premature mortality. Direct costs were estimated by applying the average estimated health systems costs per case to the number of cases. Indirect… CONTINUE READING
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