von Witzke, Harald Kirschke, Dieter Lotze-Campen, Hermann Noleppa, Steffen
Year of Publication:
Working Paper No. 72/2005
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften an der Landwirtschaftlich-Gärtnerischen Fakultät, Berlin
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.
public health consumer protection social cost economics of food-borne diseases