publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Cost-effectiveness of social marketing of insecticide-treated nets for malaria control in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Hanson, Kara; Kikumbih, Nassor; Armstrong Schellenberg, Joanna; Mponda, Haji; Nathan, Rose; Lake, Sally; Mills, Anne; Tanner, Marcel; Lengeler, Christian;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To assess the costs and consequences of a social marketing approach to malaria control in children by means of insecticide-treated nets in two rural districts of the United Republic of Tanzania, compared with no net use. METHODS: Project cost data were collected prospectively from accounting records. Community effectiveness was estimated on the basis of a nested case-control study and a cross-sectional cluster sample survey. FINDINGS: The social marketing approach to the distribution of insecticide-treated nets was estimated to cost 1560 US dollars per death averted and 57 US dollars per disability-adjusted life year averted. These figures fell to 101...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Research Article
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