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Table 6 Annual economic costs (US$) for malaria treatment and prevention (for 2009)

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

  Number of casesa Household cost per episodeb Health system cost per episodec Total household costs Total health system treatment cost Total cost Average treatment cost per case
  Ghana  
Uncomplicated malaria 721,827 5.70 2.89 4,114,412 2,086,079 6.200,492  
Malaria hospitalization 36,091 48.73 27.49 1,758,731 992,151 2,750,882  
Cerebral malaria 1,643 49.17 27.49 80,792 45,169 125,960  
Sequelae 256 106.95 122.89 27,426 31,514 58,940  
Death 2,279 12,804.43   29,187,094   29,187,094  
Health system prevention costs       28,643,462  
TOTAL including costs associated with productivity loss due to death     35,168,455   66,966,829  
TOTAL excluding costs associated with productivity loss death     5,981,361 3,154,913 37,779,735 11.99
  Tanzania  
Uncomplicated malaria 3,979,828 3.56 1.75 14,168,187 6,964,699 21,132,886  
Malaria hospitalization 178,155 19.82 18.56 3,531,024 3,306,549 6,837,573  
Cerebral malaria 8,111 19.82 19.13 160,755 155,158 315,913  
Sequelae 1,266 97.58 40.16 123,520 50,836 174,356  
Death 21,254 7,461.95   158,592,785   158,592,785  
Health system prevention costs       103,520,000  
TOTAL including costs associated with productivity loss due to death     176,576,271   290,573,513  
TOTAL excluding costs associated with productivity loss death     17,983,486 10,477,242 131,980,728 6.79
  Kenya  
Uncomplicated malaria 2,567,086 8.68 2.77 22,282,304 7,110,827 29,393,132  
Malaria hospitalization 648,270 32.28 20.86 20,926,168 13,522,920 34,449,088  
Cerebral malaria 29,513 32.28 20.86 952,691 615,649 1,568,340  
Sequelae 4,606 232.20 56.86 1,069,544 261,905 1,331,448  
Death 17,222 8,225.85   141,667,404   141,667,404  
Health system prevention costs       42,300,000  
TOTAL including costs associated with productivity loss due to death     186,898,111   250,709,412  
TOTAL excluding costs associated with productivity loss death     45,230,707 21,511,301 109,042,008 20.54
  1. Notes: aThe total number of malaria cases occurring in U5 children in 2009 was estimated for each country by assuming the same proportion of total cases accounted for by U5 cases as published in the World Malaria Report 2010; b, csee Table 3.