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Table 10 Costs prevented per individual of the benefit cohort population

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

WHO region Annual medical expenses averted per person within the benefit cohorta Annual wage loss prevented per person within the benefit cohorta Annual economic benefit per person within the benefit cohorta Equivalent number of days income per yearab
AMRO $1.75 $158.49 $160.24 31
AFRO $0.77 $30.15 $30.92 31
EMRO $0.62 $102.54 $103.17 34
WPRO $1.32 $160.07 $161.39 32
SEARO $1.91 $50.37 $52.27 36
Average $1.52 $48.48 $50.00 33.3
  1. AMRO Region of the Americas, AFRO African Region, EMRO Eastern Mediterranean Region, WPRO Western Pacific Region, SEARO South-East Asia Region. Costs are expressed in US$ 2014 prices
  2. aDoes not include reduction in costs to the health system (Additional file 2: Table S4)
  3. bAnnual economic benefit per person within the benefit cohort divided by the average wage estimate for that region (Table 6)