Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96474
Authors: 
von Witzke, Harald
Kirschke, Dieter
Lotze-Campen, Hermann
Noleppa, Steffen
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften an der Landwirtschaftlich-Gärtnerischen Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 72/2005
Abstract: 
The paper provides a methodology which is suitable for the analysis of the social cost of disease and the benefits and cost of health intervention by integrating public health analysis and economics. The approach developed in the paper is applied to food-borne diarrhea in Rwanda. The results suggest that simple treatments such as Oral Rehydration Therapy have a higher social rate of return than consumer protection via education.
Subjects: 
public health
consumer protection
social cost
economics of food-borne diseases
JEL: 
I12
I18
Q12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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