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Towards the malaria end game : economics and financing of malaria elimination

Shretta, Rima. Towards the malaria end game : economics and financing of malaria elimination. 2018, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.

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Abstract

In the past fifteen years, the world has made substantial progress towards reducing malaria mortality and morbidity. Malaria incidence and deaths have declined by more than half in some cases. However, external funding has declined particularly for malaria eliminating countries, which are low burden and middle income. Failure to maintain resources for malaria elimination has the potential to reverse the gains made. The aim of PhD was to examine the economic evidence for malaria elimination and generate results relevant to policy for continued investment for malaria elimination. Specifically, the PhD estimated the costs for elimination and prevention of re-introduction and developed national and regional investment cases in Sri Lanka and the Asia Pacific region. It tracked and interpreted trends in development assistance and government financing and assessed the implications of changing financing policies on malaria elimination targets. This body of work provides strong evidence on the uncertainty about the future availability of financing for malaria elimination. It also demonstrates that malaria elimination is a worthwhile investment providing robust health and economic returns at the national and regional level. A concerted effort is needed to use the generated evidence to build an advocacy strategy to ensure that financing for malaria elimination is maintained until the end game. Anything less will undermine decades of investment and the unprecedented gains achieved towards achieving a global public good - a world free of malaria.
Advisors:Savigny, Don <<de>> and Hanson, Kara
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Former Units within Swiss TPH > Health Systems and Policies (de Savigny)
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:12824
Thesis status:Complete
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Number of Pages:1 Online-Ressource (225 Seiten)
Language:English
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Last Modified:19 Nov 2018 14:29
Deposited On:19 Nov 2018 14:29

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