Economic cost of primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in Tanzania

by Frida Ngalesoni, George Ruhago, Ole F. Norheim et al.
Health Policy Plan. (2014) – First published online: August 11, 2014

10 pp. 177 kB:
http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/11/heapol.czu088.full.pdf+html4.cover

Tanzania is facing a double burden of disease, with non-communicable diseases being an increasingly important contributor. Evidence-based preventive measures are important to limit the growing financial burden. This article aims to estimate the cost of providing medical primary prevention interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among at-risk patients, reflecting actual resource use and if the World Health Organization (WHO)’s CVD medical preventive guidelines are implemented in Tanzania.

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