Analysis of the Cost of Malaria in Children and Use of Insecticide‐treated Bednets in Africa Academic Article uri icon


  • We examine the direct and indirect costs of malaria in children under five years and the benefit of investing in long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets as a preventative policy strategy in 18 African countries. The results indicate that the use of mosquito treated nets can induce a 6.2 percent reduction in outpatient costs, a 6.6 percent reduction in inpatient treatment costs, a 6.3 percent reduction in productivity losses, and a 22.6 percent reduction in disability adjusted life years (DALY), all on an annual basis. © 2014 African Development Bank.

author list (cited authors)

  • Musumba, M., Egbendewe‐Mondzozo, A., & McCarl, B. A.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • March 2014