The true cost of malaria – how to make the Asia-Pacific malaria free by 2030

Clark, Geoffrey (2017) The true cost of malaria – how to make the Asia-Pacific malaria free by 2030. Asia and the Pacific Policy Society - Policy Forum, 24 November 2017.

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[Extract] Strengthening a country's health system is one of the best ways to invest in human and economic development. For the Asia-Pacific, eliminating malaria is a particularly prudent investment, Geoff Clark writes.

The link between the health of a society and the strength of its economy is clear. As documented in the influential report Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation, the returns on investing in health are impressive.

Reductions in mortality account for about 11 per cent of recent economic growth in low-income and middle-income countries, as measured in their national income accounts. Between 2000 and 2011, about 24 per cent of the growth in full income in low-income and middle-income countries resulted from the value of additional life years gained.

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Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 23:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
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