TABLE A18-8Health System Economic Benefits

WHO RegionBenefit Cohort Population (millions)% Seeking Treatment at Gov't Primary Health Center1Cost per 20 Minute Outpatient Visit to Government Primary Health Center2Total 2008 Health System Cost Averted (US$MM)Total Lifetime Health System Cost Averted (US$MM)
AMRO0.152%$3.7$0.2$4.3
AFRO2.952%$2.4$2.7$53.5
EMRO0.252%$2.1$0.1$3.8
WPRO1.052%$4.0$1.4$39.8
SEARO27.252%$2.2$81$2,085
All231.452%$2.3$85.5$2,187.1
1

Does not include health system benefit.

2

Weighted average over all WHO regions.

From: A18, THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS RESULTING FROM THE FIRST 8 YEARS OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMME TO ELIMINATE LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS (2000–2007)

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The Causes and Impacts of Neglected Tropical and Zoonotic Diseases: Opportunities for Integrated Intervention Strategies.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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