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economic costs

Uganda: ACT treatment is too expensive

May 12, 2011 - 21:22 -- Bart G.J. Knols
The article below was contributed by journalist Hope Mafaranga (Uganda) as part of the SjCOOP project in collaboration with MalariaWorld.

The government of Uganda wants people to use Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) for treating malaria but the treatment is too expensive and there’s not enough available of this medicine. 

Open Access | The economic costs of malaria in four Kenyan districts: do household costs differ by disease endemicity?

June 3, 2010 - 08:11 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Chuma J, Okungu V, Molyneux C
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:149 (2 June 2010)

Cost burdens are the product of complex relationships between social, economic and epidemiological factors. The cost data presented in this study reflect transmission patterns in the four districts, suggesting that a relationship between costs burdens and the nature of transmission might exist, and that the same warrants more attention from researchers and policy makers.

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