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Elucidation of macroeconomic determinants for prognosis of Buruli ulcer.

Abstract

This paper discusses the macroeconomic factors which are responsible for the spread of Buruli Ulcer. As the definitive indicators for the transmission of this neglected tropical disease have not been found yet, therefore, the indicators being found by means of this study can provide significant in-sights to the health policy makers. This study is carried out for ten African countries and Papua New Guinea for the duration of 2002-2013. Fixed effect panel regression has been employed for the study on the orthogonally transformed dataset. We find that the health policy initiatives have been found to have little or no impact on the Buruli Ulcer prevalence. We also find that access to water from improved sources can reduce the probability of the incidence of this disease.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Roy SN
Sinha A
Year of Publication
2016
Journal
Theoretical Economics Letters
Volume
6
Number of Pages
640-646
Language
eng
Publication Language
eng