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The economics of malaria in pregnancy--a review of the evidence and research priorities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17251086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Malaria in pregnancy is a major public-health problem in the developing world. However, on review of the evidence, we found its economic impact is not well documented. Adequately capturing the economic burden of malaria in pregnancy requires good epidemiological data including effects to the mother and baby, and better understanding of the long-term health and economic costs of malaria in pregnancy. We reviewed evidence on coverage, equity, cost, and cost-effectiveness of interventions to tackle malaria in pregnancy and found that although key interventions are highly cost effective, coverage is currently inadequate and fails to reach the poor. The evidence on interventions to improve treatment of malaria in pregnancy is scarce, and fails to adequately capture the benefits. There is also lack of data on cost-effectiveness of other interventions, especially outside of Africa, in low transmission settings, and for non-falciparum malaria. Research priorities on the economics of malaria in pregnancy are identified.
Authors:
Eve Worrall; Chantal Morel; Shunmay Yeung; Jo Borghi; Jayne Webster; Jenny Hill; Virginia Wiseman; Anne Mills
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Lancet infectious diseases     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1473-3099     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-25     Completed Date:  2007-03-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130150     Medline TA:  Lancet Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health, Liverpool, UK. eworrall@lath.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Africa South of the Sahara / epidemiology
Antimalarials / economics*
Bedding and Linens / economics
Child, Preschool
Cost of Illness*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Female
Health Care Costs*
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Insecticides / economics*
Malaria, Falciparum / economics*,  mortality,  prevention & control
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / economics*,  mortality,  prevention & control
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 0/Insecticides

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