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Willingness to pay for small solar powered bed net fans: results of a Becker-DeGroot-Marschak auction in Ghana

Yukich, Joshua O. and Briët, Olivier J. T. and Ahorlu, Collins K. and Nardini, Peter and Keating, Joseph. (2017) Willingness to pay for small solar powered bed net fans: results of a Becker-DeGroot-Marschak auction in Ghana. Malaria journal, 16. p. 316.

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Abstract

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are one of the main interventions recommended by the World Health Organization for malaria vector control. LLINs are ineffective if they are not being used. Subsequent to the completion of a cluster randomized cross over trial conducted in rural Greater Accra where participants were provided with the 'Bɔkɔɔ System'-a set of solar powered net fan and light consoles with a solar panel and battery-or alternative household water filters, all trial participants were invited to participate in a Becker-DeGroot-Marschak auction to determine the mean willingness to pay (WTP) for the fan and light consoles and to estimate the demand curve for the units.; Results demonstraed a mean WTP of approximately 55 Cedis (~13 USD). Demand results suggested that at a price which would support full manufacturing cost recovery, a majority of households in the area would be willing to purchase at least one such unit.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Briët, Olivier
Item Type:Article, refereed
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1475-2875
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 13:07
Deposited On:07 Dec 2017 10:00

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