Comparison of two cash transfer strategies to prevent catastrophic costs for poor tuberculosis-affected households in low- and middle-income countries: An economic modelling study

by William E. Rudgard, Carlton A. Evans, Sedona Sweeney et al.
PLoS Med14(11): e1002418 – Published: November 7, 2017

28 pp. 3.7 MB
http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file?
id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002418&type=printable

A tuberculosis (TB)-sensitive cash transfer approach to increase all poor households’ income may have broad benefits by reducing poverty, but is unlikely to be as effective or affordable for preventing TB catastrophic costs as a TB-specific cash transfer approach to defray TB-related costs only in poor households with a confirmed TB diagnosis. Preventing drug-resistant (DR) TB-related catastrophic costs will require considerable additional investment whether a TB-sensitive or a TB-specific cash transfer approach is used.

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