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Health Policy Plan. 2011 Sep;26(5):366-72. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czq071. Epub 2010 Oct 25.

Economic evaluation of a combined microfinance and gender training intervention for the prevention of intimate partner violence in rural South Africa.

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The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. sjan@george.org.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Assess the cost-effectiveness of an intervention combining microfinance with gender and HIV training for the prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV) in South Africa.

METHODS:

We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a cluster-randomized trial. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of the intervention in both the trial and initial scale-up phase.

RESULTS:

We estimated the cost per DALY gained as US$7688 for the trial phase and US$2307 for the initial scale-up. The findings were sensitive to the statistical uncertainty in effect estimates but otherwise robust to other key assumptions employed in the analysis.

CONCLUSIONS:

The findings suggest that this combined economic and health intervention was cost-effective in its trial phase and highly cost-effective in scale-up. These estimates are probably conservative, as they do not include the health and development benefits of the intervention beyond IPV reduction.

PMID:
20974751
DOI:
10.1093/heapol/czq071
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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