A small but intensive study was carried out adopting a simple method which attempts to quantify the economic consequences Plasmadium falciparum malaria on education investment through school pupil absenteeism in a community in Solomon Islands.
In a randomized sample of 4,920 cases of P. falciparum malaria in a community, 2,886 occurred in children of primary school age group of 7 to 13 years.
On average a case gave rise to a mean school absenteeism of 5.3 days.
In the final analysis a total of 11,028 pupil days schooling were lost due to the sampled cases of malaria caused by the species.
This is equivalent to 55. 14 school pupil years as a child is expected to attend school for 200 days in a year.
A primary school teacher with an average annual salary of US$3,990.00 is expected to teach 6,500 school pupil days a year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Aspect économique, Education, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Economie santé, Salomon, Mélanésie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Plasmodium falciparum, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Economic aspect, Education, School age, Child, Human, Health economy, Solomon Islands, Melanesia, Oceania
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Cote : 94-0466229
Code Inist : 002B05E02B4. Création : 199501.