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The Equity Impact Vaccines May Have on Averting Deaths and Medical Impoverishment in Developing Countries

This article, published in Health Affairs, reports on an analysis of how equitable the health and economic benefits of vaccines are across different countries. The authors estimated the differential health impact (measured as the number of deaths averted) and household economic impact (measured as the number of cases of medical impoverishment averted) of ten antigens and their corresponding vaccines across income quintiles for 41 low- and middle-income countries. The resulting analysis indicated that benefits across these vaccines would accrue predominantly in the lowest-income quintiles, which may have an impact on policy decisions.

Author: Chang AY, Riumallo-Herl C, Perales NA, et al.

Published: 2018

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(Located at www.healthaffairs.org)

Citation: Chang AY, Riumallo-Herl C, Perales NA, et al. The Equity Impact Vaccines May Have on Averting Deaths and Medical Impoverishment in Developing Countries. Health Affairs. 2018;37(2):316-324.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Human papillomavirus (HPV), Japanese encephalitis, Meningococcus, Pneumococcus, Rotavirus

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global