Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Health and Nutrition"
|Titel||Human African trypanosomiasis in a rural community, Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Auteurs||P. Lutumba, E. Makieya, A. Shaw, F. Meheus, M. Boelaert|
|Tijdschrift||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Organisatie||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Onderwerp||Health and Nutrition|
|Trefwoorden||health, disease prevention and control|
|Regio's||Africa, Africa South of Sahara, Central Africa|
|Land||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Samenvatting||According to the World Health Organization, human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) (sleeping sickness) caused the loss of ≈1.5 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in 2002. This article describes the effect of HAT during 2000–2002 in Buma, a rural community near Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Retrospective questionnaire surveys were used to estimate HAT-related household costs and DALYs. The HAT outbreak in Buma involved 57 patients and affected 47 (21%) households. The cost to each household was equivalent to 5 months’ income for that household. The total number of HAT-related DALYs was 2,145, and interventions to control HAT averted 1,408 DALYs. The cost per DALY averted was US $17. Because HAT has a serious economic effect on households and control interventions are cost-effective, considering only global burden of disease rankings for resource allocation could|
lead to misguided priority setting if applied without caution in HAT-affected countries.
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