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Economic Evaluation in Child Health$
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Wendy Ungar

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199547494

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547494.001.0001

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Economic evaluation of dengue prevention

Economic evaluation of dengue prevention

(p.225) Chapter 12 Economic evaluation of dengue prevention
Economic Evaluation in Child Health

Donald S. Shepard

Jose A. Suaya

Oxford University Press

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease which threatens half the world's population. This chapter first briefly examines an existing technology, larviciding, to control the mosquito which transmits dengue. It then presents a detailed examination of a new technology for dengue prevention, a potential dengue vaccine, based on previous work. The economic analysis estimates the health benefits of offering dengue vaccination to annual child cohorts in Southeast Asia (a region that has witnessed the highest incidence), determines the annual cost of that strategy, and projects potential revenues to vaccine producers. The economic analysis is conducted using standard approaches to cost-effectiveness analysis to derive the cost per disability-adjusted life year (DALY) averted. Finally, the chapter highlights some methodological challenges that are specific to child health.

Keywords:   dengue, larviciding, dengue vaccine, Southeast Asia, cost-effectiveness analysis, child, disability-adjusted life year, DALY

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