Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: No review
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 11th World Congress in Health Economics, Milano, Italy, 12-15 July 2015
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 362.1041: Health economics
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.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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