Measuring the cost of Diarrheas at the household level

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Measuring the cost of Diarrheas at the household level

I am doing some research on behalf of a client to isolate some good methods and research on the cost of diarrheal disease at the household level--expressed in money but also in something like DALYs. I have found some information at a global level but not at the scale that I am looking at. If you have any insights or links to a body of research on this topic, I would greatly appreciate the input!
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Re: Measuring the cost of Diarrheas at the household level

Dear John,
I can't quite picture what you are looking for. Maybe you could share with us what you have already found (at the global level?) and this might trigger some further responses.
And why single out diarrhea and not also other sanitation related diseases like helminthiasis (intestinal worms)? There is probably a malnutrition aspect as well. Probably really hard to delineate these different health issues.

The Wikipedia article about diarrhea is pretty good and might provide a pointer or two ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diarrhea ), the word "cost" comes up a few times (use control+F to find it) but more could be added.

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Re: Measuring the cost of Diarrheas at the household level

Hi John,

We're frequently on the hunt for this kind of resource as well, and recently came across this study from Malawi which has hard numbers: www.defeatdd.org/published-research/econ...ilies-and-healthcare

We have a data visualization on DALYs related ETEC and Shigella diarrhea. We worked with unpublished data to produce the piece and we're hoping it will be available in December: www.defeatdd.org/cascading-burden/

Hope this helps!

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