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Fig. 5 | Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Fig. 5

From: The health and economic benefits of the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (2000–2014)

Fig. 5

Duration of the health and economic benefits for the different benefit cohorts. The base year of the analysis was 2014. Health and economic benefits are calculated only for the benefit cohort populations receiving MDA between 2000 and 2014 (red bar); however, the benefits are gained until the end of their lifetime (green bar). For modelling purposes, single average ages were used to encompass the entire age range of individuals in each population benefit cohort accounting for the fact that, in reality, some individuals receiving treatment will be younger or older than the average age. The size of each benefit cohort decreases each year based on country and age-specific mortality rate. Figure based on [4]

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