The economic impact of malaria in Africa: a critical review of the evidence.

@article{Chima2003TheEI,
  title={The economic impact of malaria in Africa: a critical review of the evidence.},
  author={Reginald Ikechukwu Chima and Catherine A. Goodman and Anne C. Mills},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2003},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={17-36}
}
Information on the economic burden of malaria in Africa is needed to target interventions efficiently and equitably, and to justify investment in research and control. A standard method of estimation has been to sum the direct costs of expenditure on prevention and treatment, and the indirect costs of productive labour time lost. This paper discusses the many problems in using such data to reflect the burden to society or the potential benefits from control. Studies have generally focussed on… CONTINUE READING