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Guidelines for cost-effectiveness analysis of vector control. PEEM guidelines 3 (archived)

Margaret Phillips, Anne Mills and Christopher Dye

Publication details

Number of pages: 198
Publication date: 1993
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/CWS/93.4



Many developing countries are devoting substantial resources to the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. These resources are in limited supply and need to be wisely used. It is important, therefore, to design control measures well and to choose appropriate technologies, management systems and other elements of the control strategy, not an easy task given the variety of alternative control approaches possible.

These guidelines explain the principles and methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and its application to decisions about the control of vector-borne diseases, particularly the control of disease vectors.