Copenhagen Consensus: the best solutions for fighting malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS. – Slate Magazine

A high priority for additional spending is to reduce the relative prices that poor countries face for new artemisinin combination therapies (through the so-called “Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria”). Every $1 million spent on this financing mechanism of the Global Fun means about 300,000 more children treated, 20,000 of whom with severe malaria. This would prevent 1,000 deaths . Thus, spending $300 million a year would save 300,000 child deaths, with benefits put in economic terms that are 35 times higher than the costs.  Various donors are reviewing extending this Facility this fall, and this analysis suggests it is one of the best returns on health that could be made globally.

via Copenhagen Consensus: the best solutions for fighting malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS. – Slate Magazine.

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