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Table 5 Total cost of TB interventions and the benefit-cost ratio for the African Region

From: Productivity losses associated with tuberculosis deaths in the World Health Organization African region

Variables Number of TB casesa Cost per TB patient ($)b Sub-Total Cost ($)
TB Incidence (including HIV) 2 700 000 549.6417 1 484 032 538.70
TB Incidence (HIV-positive) 870 000 257.8836 224 358 707.64
MDR-TB 56 700.00 4715.117 267 347 134.18
Undiscounted total cost (USD)    1 975 738 381
(A). Discounted total cost (Int$) at a 3 % rate    1 918 192 602.45
(B). GDP Loss (potential saving)    50 382 574 953
Benefit/cost ratio, i.e., (B)/(A)    26.2656497
  1. Source: aWHO [1]; bKorenromp et al. [52]