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Money and Mosquitoes: The Economics of Malaria in an Age of declining Aid

Eric Maskin, Célestin Monga, Josselin Thuilliez and others, (2018)

(African Development Bank policy research document 1)
The report examines financing in the battle against malaria, focusing on the role of foreign aid. It analyzes whether or not a disease such as malaria can be controlled or eliminated in Africa without health aid. It also presents a theoretical model of the economics of malaria and shows how health aid can help avoid the “disease trap.” While calling for increased funding from international sources to fight malaria, it also recommends that African countries step up their own efforts, including on domestic resource mobilization. In 2016, governments of endemic countries contributed 31% of the estimated total of US $ 2.7 billion.
Between 2000 and 2014, malaria control efforts were scaled up and worldwide deaths were cut in half. But declining health aid and deprioritized vertical aid (as for malaria), despite its potentially great efficiency, have led to rising numbers of cases. In 2016, 216 million cases of malaria were reported, up from 211 million in 2015. Africa was home to 90% of all malaria cases and 91% of malaria deaths in 2016. Progress appears to have stalled in the global fight against the disease.

Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 25 May 2018, vol. 93, no. 21 (pp.305–320) [EN/FR]

World Health Organization, (2018)

Contents 305 Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2017

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention of Infection in Health Care 2010

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), (2010)

An Update will be published in late 2018

Improving Health and Reducing Poverty. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 9.

Jamison, Dean T.; Gelband, Hellen; Horton, Susan, et al., Eds.: World Bank, (2017)

As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first eight volumes. The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package. Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.

Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 5

rabhakaran, Dorairaj; Anand, Shuchi; Gaziano, Thomas A.; et al., Eds.: World Health Organisation (WHO), (2017)

This volume on CVDs, renal, and respiratory disorders has particularly high value. It carries the potential to become the most effective game-changer in global health by helping all countries to combat, contain, and control the biggest killer presently prowling the globe and by enabling us to reach the 2030 goals for NCDs and health overall. As one who has witnessed the epidemic of CVDs advance menacingly across the world in the past four decades, I fervently hope that the clear and convincing messages conveyed by the extensively researched and elegantly communicated analyses in this volume will be heard, heeded, and harmonized with policy and practice in all countries. Large file: 33 MB. Please download directly from the website link.

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 1. Essential Surgery

Debas, Haile T.; Donkor, Peter; Gawande, Atul; et al., (2015)

The volume presents data on the surgical burden of disease, disability, congenital anomalies, and trauma, along with health impact and economic analyses of procedures, platforms, and packages to improve care in settings with severe budget limitations. Essential Surgery identifies 44 surgical procedures that meet the following criteria: they address substantial needs, are cost effective, and are feasible to implement in low- and middle-income countries. If made universally available, the provision of these 44 procedures would avert 1.5 million deaths a year and rank among the most cost effective of all health interventions. Entire Volume large file: 19 MB!!!

Injury Prevention and Environmental Health. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 7

Mock, Charles N.; Nugent, Rachel; Kobusingye, Olive; et al., Eds.: World Bank, (2017)

The substantial burden of death and disability that results from interpersonal violence, road traffic injuries, unintentional injuries, occupational health risks, air pollution, climate change, and inadequate water and sanitation falls disproportionally on low- and middle-income countries. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health addresses the risk factors and presents updated data on the burden, as well as economic analyses of platforms and packages for delivering cost-effective and feasible interventions in these settings. The volume's contributors demonstrate that implementation of a range of prevention strategies-presented in an essential package of interventions and policies-could achieve a convergence in death and disability rates that would avert more than 7.5 million deaths a year

Major Infectious Diseases. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 6

Holmes, King K.; Bertozzi, Stefano; Bloom, Barry R.; Jha, Prabhat, Eds.: World Bank, (2017)

Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death globally, particularly among children and young adults. The spread of new pathogens and the threat of antimicrobial resistance pose particular challenges in combating these diseases. Major Infectious Diseases identifies feasible, cost-effective packages of interventions and strategies across delivery platforms to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, malaria, adult febrile illness, viral hepatitis, and neglected tropical diseases. The volume emphasizes the need to effectively address emerging antimicrobial resistance, strengthen health systems, and increase access to care. The attainable goals are to reduce incidence, develop innovative approaches, and optimize existing tools in resource-constrained settings. Large File: 136 MB!!!!! Please download from the website link!

Guidelines for Workplace TB Control Activities

Benjamin O Alli [et al.], Eds.: World Health Organisation, International Labour Organization, (2003)

This World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) joint guidelines production aims at harnessing the contribution of employers and workers towards the control of TB. It covers all the practical steps involved in establishing TB control activities, including (for large employers) starting and running a workplace TB control programme. They are intended for use in all countries in which TB incidence is high and the target audience for the guidelines includes employers, employee organizations, NTP managers, and agencies providing technical support for TB control.

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