Prevention or treatment? The case of malaria

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Résumé

We present a simple theoretical model of household preventive behavior in response to malaria prevalence. The novelty is to include a trade-off between prevention and treatment in an otherwise standard epidemiological model of disease transmission, which depends on the relative price of treatment with respect to prevention. A relatively low price of treatment reduces prevention.

Berthélemy, J.C., Gaudart, J., Thuilliez, J. (2015) "Prevention or treatment? The case of malaria" Economics Letters,  vol. 131, June 2015, pp: 16–19

 

 

Codes JEL : O12 , I15 , I25