The Household costs of diarrheal disease in Malawi

It is well-known that the costs of treatment for diarrhea can push families into poverty, but there aren’t many studies that look at the hard numbers. A study from British Medical Journals (BMJ) entitled, “The economic impact of childhood acute gastroenteritis on Malawian families and the healthcare system,” provides some key insights from Malawi that can help advocates draw attention to the economic burden of illness. View additional social media resources, including a blog from GHC member PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease Initiative (DEFEATDD), highlighting the direct economic impact upon poor households affected by this disease.