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AIDS in Botswana: Evaluating the general equilibrium implications of healthcare interventions

Dixon, S., McDonald, S. and Roberts, J. (2004) AIDS in Botswana: Evaluating the general equilibrium implications of healthcare interventions. Discussion Paper. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reports an analysis of the effects of health care interventions designed to reduce the impacts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the Botswana economy. The analyses were conducted using a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model for Botswana within which was embedded a compartmental epidemiological model. The health care interventions examined are reductions in other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that reduce the probability of HIV transmission and a mass media health education programme that reduces the number of new sexual partnerships being formed. While the policy scenarios examined are, necessarily, somewhat stylised, the results indicate both the devastating adverse effects of the epidemic and the substantial potential benefits of the interventions. Without interventions disposable household incomes per capita are up to 50 per cent less than they would have been in 2020, but with these interventions the adverse effects of the epidemic are more than halved.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: HIV/AIDS; computable general equilibrium; healthcare
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield) > Health Economics and Decision Science > HEDS Discussion Paper Series
Depositing User: ScHARR / HEDS (Sheffield)
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010 14:13
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 00:49
Status: Unpublished
Identification Number: HEDS Discussion Paper 04/07
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10937

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