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Policy Research Working Papers
This study measures the monetary value households place on preventing malaria in Tigray, Ethiopia. We estimate a household demand function for a hypothetical malaria vaccine and calculate willingness to pay to prevent malaria as the area beneath this demand function to the left of household size. Willingness to pay is contrasted with the traditional costs of illness--the medical costs and time lost due to malaria. Our results indicate that the value of preventing malaria with vaccines is aboutdoi:10.1596/1813-9450-2273 fatcat:jelu7fj7yvegflcbtvft7phqju