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  • Estimating The Economic Impact of the 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa: An Empirical Approach   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohamed Jalloh 
    Abstract: The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of the most devastating in history .The devastating nature of this epidemic drew world-wide attention as it spread across borders. This study therefore, aimed at evaluating the economic impact of the epidemic in countries affected. The study adopted an innovative methodology that captures the contemporaneous impact of the outbreak on key economic variables of interest. The results from the study revealed that in addition to the adverse impact of the Ebola disease, the isolation of countries affected by the epidemic contributed immensely in worsening their economic conditions. Thus, the study noted the need for strengthening health care systems, enhancing the capacity of health workers, non- restriction on the movement of persons and goods and the need for regional coordination of efforts in combating epidemic outbreaks in the future.
    Keywords: Ebola; outbreak; economic; epidemic; devastating; West Africa; combating.

  • Health care expenditure and income generation: a U.S. case   Order a copy of this article
    by Claudio Socci, Maurizio Ciaschini, Rosita Pretaroli, Francesca Severini 
    Abstract: As well as a policy variable that has the potential to affect economic growth, a reform of health care expenditure involves the change of GDP because of its role played inside the processes of generation and distribution of income. In this paper, an effort is made to verify, through the Macro Multipliers approach, the possibility to design a convenient policy for Health care expenditure. Such a policy permits to rule the incidence of health's expenditure with respect to total output and without neglecting the effects that it originates on the main macroeconomic variables like as GDP. The empirical analysis is built on an Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) framework developed for the United States of America socio-economic system. The convenient policy differs from selective policy for health sector. The first one implies a complex redistribution of the resources in order to achieve the best result in terms of reduction of the ratio between health expenditure and GDP but without depressing total industrial output and income generation.
    Keywords: Health care expenditure; Social Accounting Matrix; Multisectoral extended model; MM approach.

  • Effectiveness of Health Systems Strengthening Interventions in Africa: A Systematic Review   Order a copy of this article
    by Olaiya O. Fatodu, Olusola O. Oyenuga 
    Abstract: Background: World Health Organisation devoted World Health Report of 2000 to health systems performance. Since then, many international development partners and national governments have been funding Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) interventions. Methods and Findings: Interventions that are included in this review are those that were carried out in single or multiple African countries. Among other criteria, such interventions had to directly target at least one of six HSs building blocks. 18 relevant evaluations were critically appraised for quality from 200 potentially relevant evaluations. No intervention concurrently strengthened all the 6 HSs building blocks and none improved all 4 overall outcomes of HSS. Conclusion and Recommendation: HSS intervention in Africa deserves more attention by policy makers, global health funders, and public health professionals in Africa. This systematic review reveals shortcomings of HSS interventions in Africa and makes 4 evidence-based recommendations to guide and improve future HSS interventions in Africa to enable them have impacts on all intermediate and overall HSS outcomes indicators.
    Keywords: Health systems strengthening; health systems; Africa; health systems intervention.