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Costs and financial feasibility of malaria elimination

Costs and financial feasibility of malaria elimination

The Question

In examining potential short-term to medium-termfinancial savings, what are the marginal costs and benefits of convertingmalaria programmes from a control to an elimination goal?

What we found

This analysis shows that achieving and sustainingelimination will require substantial funding, and that some countries will needintensive support from the international community to achieve that goal. Financialsavings should not form the rationale for embarking on malaria eliminationcampaigns, but benefits may still outweigh the costs.

Why it matters

Evidence on the costs andbenefits of embarking on malaria elimination campaigns is scarce, yet it help determine malaria intervention strategies. Through comprehensivecost-benefit analysis and programmatic comparison, policymakers and healthcareproviders will be better equipped to determine whether and how to pursuemalaria elimination or alternative control measures.