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Table 3 Total cost of one episode of malaria by severity in 2009 US$

From: The economic costs of malaria in children in three sub-Saharan countries: Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya

  Household Health system total* costs
Malaria case Direct Indirect Total   
Ghana
UM 4.44 1.26 5.70 2.89 7.99
MO 24.51 24.22 48.73 27.49 75.62
MO + SA 74.67 53.50 128.17 64.1 191.67
CerM 24.51 24.66 49.17 27.49 76.06
CerM + NS 36.75 70.20 106.95 122.89 229.24
Average 32.98 34.77 67.74 48.97 116.12
Tanzania
UM 0.42 3.14 3.56 1.75 5.2
MO 5.46 14.36 19.82 18.56 38.38
MO + SA 5.46 20 25.46 48.21 73.67
CerM 5.46 14.36 19.82 19.13 38.95
CerM + NS 7.86 89.72 97.58 40.16 137.74
Average 4.93 28.32 33.25 25.56 58.79
Kenya
UM 0.73 7.95 8.68 2.77 11.24
MO 10.88 21.4 32.28 20.86 51.89
MO + SA 10.88 35 45.88 54.26 96.57
CerM 10.88 21.4 32.28 20.86 51.89
CerM + NS 20 212.2 232.2 56.86 287.81
Average 10.67 59.59 70.26 31.12 99.88
  1. Notes: UM uncomplicated malaria, MO malaria hospitalization, SA severe anemia, CerM cerebral malaria, CerM + NS cerebral malaria and neurological sequelae. *Total treatment costs = household direct + household indirect + health system – user fees.