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Costing RTS,S Introduction in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda: A Generalizable Approach Drawing on Publicly Available Data

This article, published in Vaccine, proposes a generalizable methodology to estimate the cost of introduction of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in African countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda) using routinely collected and publicly available data from sources such as the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organization. At an assumed vaccine price of US$5 per dose and with the authors' assumptions regarding coverage and deployment strategy, they estimate total economic program costs for a cohort of infants aged six to nine months old to be within $23.11 to $28.28 per fully vaccinated child across the six countries.

Author: Galactionova K, Bertram M, Lauer J, Tediosi F

Published: 2015

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Citation: Galactionova K, Bertram M, Lauer J, Tediosi F. Costing RTS,S Introduction in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda: A Generalizable Approach Drawing on Publicly Available Data. Vaccine. 2015;Early Online Publication. 

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Malaria

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Immunization financing, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa