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Analysis of the Cost of Malaria in Children and Use of Insecticide-treated Bednets in Africa

Mark Musumba, Aklesso Egbendewe-Mondzozo and Bruce McCarl

African Development Review, 2014, vol. 26, issue 1, 74–87

Abstract: We examine the direct and indirect costs of malaria in children under five years and the benefit of investing in long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets as a preventative policy strategy in 18 African countries. The results indicate that the use of mosquito treated nets can induce a 6.2 percent reduction in outpatient costs, a 6.6 percent reduction in inpatient treatment costs, a 6.3 percent reduction in productivity losses, and a 22.6 percent reduction in disability adjusted life years (DALY), all on an annual basis.

Date: 2014
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