Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia

dc.contributor.advisorCastillo, Marianellaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorChanda, Pascalinaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-09T15:51:32Z
dc.date.available2014-11-09T15:51:32Z
dc.date.issued2006en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 114-123).en_ZA
dc.description.abstractMalaria is a major public health problem in Zambia accounting for more than 3 million clinical cases and about 33,000 deaths annually. Artemether-Iumefantrine, (a relatively expensive drug) is being used for first line treatment of uncomplicated malaria. However, diagnostic capacity in Zambia is low, which has both economical, and health implications for the health system. The current alternatives for diagnosis of malaria are clinical, microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This study consists of an economic evaluation of the alternative malaria diagnosis methods in outpatient facilities in Zambia. The study is expected to contribute to effective decision-making in Zambia, especially when considering scaling up malaria diagnosis in health facilities.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationChanda, P. (2006). <i>Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9432en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationChanda, Pascalina. <i>"Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit, 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9432en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationChanda, P. 2006. Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Chanda, Pascalina AB - Malaria is a major public health problem in Zambia accounting for more than 3 million clinical cases and about 33,000 deaths annually. Artemether-Iumefantrine, (a relatively expensive drug) is being used for first line treatment of uncomplicated malaria. However, diagnostic capacity in Zambia is low, which has both economical, and health implications for the health system. The current alternatives for diagnosis of malaria are clinical, microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This study consists of an economic evaluation of the alternative malaria diagnosis methods in outpatient facilities in Zambia. The study is expected to contribute to effective decision-making in Zambia, especially when considering scaling up malaria diagnosis in health facilities. DA - 2006 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2006 T1 - Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia TI - Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9432 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/9432
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationChanda P. Cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambia. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit, 2006 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9432en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentHealth Economics Uniten_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Health Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherHealth Economicsen_ZA
dc.titleCost and cost-effectiveness analysis of the available strategies for diagnosing malaria in outpatient clinics in Zambiaen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMPHen_ZA
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