The economics of reducing food-borne diseases in developing countries: the case of diarrhea in Rwanda

The paper provides a methodology which is suitable for the analysis of the social cost of disease and the benefits and cost of health intervention by integrating public health analysis and economics. The approach developed in the paper is applied to food-borne diarrhea in Rwanda. The results suggest that both prevention and treatment are socially very profitable. However, simple treatments such as Oral Rehydration Therapy have a higher social rate of return than prevention.


Variant title:
Die Ökonomik der Bekämpfung von lebensmittelbedingten Erkrankungen: Das Beispiel von Diarrhöe in Rwanda
Issue Date:
2005
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0002-1121 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/97395
Published in:
German Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 54, Number 7
Page range:
314-319
Total Pages:
6




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