Documentation of a fully integrated epidemiological-demographic-macroeconomic model of Malaria: The case of Ghana


Jensen, H; Keogh-Brown, M; Smith, R; Bretscher, M; Chico, RM; Drakeley, C; (2018) Documentation of a fully integrated epidemiological-demographic-macroeconomic model of Malaria: The case of Ghana. Working Paper. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

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Abstract

We develop a novel and fully integrated epidemiological-demographic-macroeconomic EDM-malaria simulation model framework for modelling of P. falciparum malaria transmission in Ghana. Our model framework represents a milestone, as the first fully integrated EDM model framework for any type of infectious disease. The complex specification and integration of regional epidemiological-demographic models within a malaria-focussed macroeconomic Computable General Equilibrium model is fully described and documented, and ideas are outlined for future applications to investigate the interplay between macroeconomic and health disease burdens, to measure the health and economic impacts of economic growth and malaria interventions, and to study the importance (or lack thereof) of the general omission of proper epidemiological underpinnings and integration of economic incentive feedback effects in the existing literature on macroeconomic assessment of infectious disease.

Item Type: Monograph
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Immunology and Infection
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4647478

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