Achieving Malaria Elimination:The Role of Country-Specific Economic Evidence
As gains in malaria control continue to be made, more and more malaria-endemic countries are pursuing elimination. Yet, donor funding for malaria continues to decrease. Achieving elimination will, therefore, require greater investment in intervention packages that are proven to not only have the highest impact but are also the most cost-effective.
Join us on Thursday, November 2nd for an interactive discussion on how cost-effectiveness is viewed in the context of elimination and how it differs from that of a control setting.
Building on findings from recent study in Senegal, which looked at the cost-effectiveness of malaria prevention and treatment packages targeted towards both control and elimination settings in the country, panelists will discuss the application of cost-benefit analyses in elimination setting. Panelists will go on to discuss the programmatic and policy-related implications of the results of such analyses and will address the additional economic evidence that is needed to guide country-level decision-making on elimination efforts.
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017