Title: Cost-effectiveness of price reductions in fortified powdered milk for the reduction of micronutrient deficiencies in 6-23 month old children in the Philippines
Authors : Plessow, Rafael
Arora, Narendra
Brunner, Beatrice
Eichler, Klaus
Brügger, Urs
Wieser, Simon
et. al : No
Conference details: iHEA 2015, Milan, Italy, 12 - 15 July 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution : International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
Issue Date: 2015
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: No review
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
Abstract: Micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs) are a major public health problem in the developing world and particularly harmful during early childhood. We estimate the cost-effectiveness of price-based interventions with fortified powdered milk for the reduction of MNDs in 6-23-month-old Filipino children. The estimation is based on a survey and marketing experiment, combined with the results of a systematic review on the efficacy of food fortification and a model of lifetime cost-consequences of MNDs. We find that interventions specifically targeting poor households are more cost-effective because of the higher prevalence of MNDs, lower levels of current consumption and higher price elasticity of demand.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
Publication type: Conference other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17949
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