The Gambian national impregnated bednet programme: costs, consequences and net cost-effectiveness

Abstract

Clinical trials have indicated that treating mosquito nets with insecticide could be a potentially cost-effective method of preventing malaria. As malaria is one of the most common causes of death in children under five in developing countries, there has been substantial interest in whether such findings can be replicated for a countrys control programme in practice. The cost-effectiveness of the Gambian National Insecticide-impregnated Bednet Programme (NIBP); from the viewpoint of providers (government and non-governmental agencies) and the community, has been calculated. Information was collected from existing records, interviews with NIBP personnel, observation and household surveys. Information is provided on the resource use consequences of the NIBP in terms of reduced expenditure on anti-malaria preventive measures, treatment in government health services and household financed treatment

Citation

Social Science & Medicine ((1998) 46 (2) 181-191 [doi:10.1016/S0277-9536(97)00145-7]

The Gambian national impregnated bednet programme: costs, consequences and net cost-effectiveness

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