Cost of malaria control in China: Henan's consolidation programme from community and government perspectives

Jackson, S, Sleigh, AC and Liu, XL (2002) Cost of malaria control in China: Henan's consolidation programme from community and government perspectives. Bulletin of The World Health Organization, 80 8: 653-659.

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Author Jackson, S
Sleigh, AC
Liu, XL
Title Cost of malaria control in China: Henan's consolidation programme from community and government perspectives
Journal name Bulletin of The World Health Organization   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-9686
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 80
Issue 8
Start page 653
End page 659
Total pages 7
Editor Momen
Place of publication Switzerland
Publisher WHO
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
320204 Immunogenetics
729999 Economic issues not elsewhere classified
Abstract Objective To assist with strategic planning for the eradication,of malaria in Henan Province, China, which reached the consolidation phase of malaria control in 1992, when only 318 malaria cases were reported, Methods We conducted a prospective two-year study of the costs for Henan's malaria control programme. We used a cost model that could also be applied to other malaria programmes in-mainland China, and analysed the cost of the three components of Henan's malaria programme. suspected malaria case management,, vector surveillance,,and population blood surveys. Primary cost data were collected from the government, and data on suspected malaria patient's were collected in two malaria counties (population 2 093 100). We enlisted the help of 260 village doctors. in six-townships or former communities (population 247 762), and studied all 12 315 reported cases of suspected malaria in catchment areas in 1994 and 1995. Findings The average-annual government investment in malaria control was estimated to be US$ 111 516 (case-management 59%; active blood surveys 25%;vector surveillance 12%; and contingencies and special projects 4%). The average cost (direct and indirect) for-patients seeking-treatment for suspected malaria was US$ 3.48, equivalent,to 10 days' income for rural residents. Each suspected malaria case cost the government an, average of US$ 0.78. Conclusion Further cuts in government funding will increase future costs, when epidemic malaria returns; investment in malaria control should therefore continue at least at current levels,of US$ 0.03 per person a risk.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Malaria/prevention And Control/economics
Health Expenditures
Health Care Costs
Financing, Government
Costs And Cost Analysis
Prospective Studies
Q-Index Code C1

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