HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
BCG vaccination is highly cost-effective

BCG vaccination against severe childhood tuberculosis (TB) should be retained in high incidence countries, as it is a highly cost-effective intervention, according to a paper in this week's issue of The Lancet.

BCG vaccination has shown consistently high efficacy against childhood TB. However, this evidence on its own is not sufficient to justify BCG vaccination on its present large scale.

To analyse cost-effectiveness of the vaccination, Christopher Dye (World Health Organization) and colleagues compared the costs and effects of BCG as an intervention against severe childhood tuberculosis in different regions of the world. They found that the 100 million doses of BCG vaccine given to children born every year prevent about 40 000 cases of severe TB during their first five years of life. BCG had its biggest effect, and is most cost effective, in southeast Asia, Africa, and the western Pacific region, where TB infection rates and BCG coverage are highest. The investigators found that, worldwide, the cost of vaccination is around US$200 per year of healthy life gained.

Dr Dye concludes: "BCG vaccination is highly cost-effective intervention against severe childhood tuberculosis; it should be retained in high-incidence countries as a strategy to supplement the chemotherapy of active tuberculosis."


'"/>

Contact: Udani Samarasekera
pressoffice@lancet.com
44-207-424-4949
Lancet
6-Apr-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination
2. Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated
3. Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination
4. RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak
5. Boston Celtics fund first teen vaccination delivery program in the country
6. EU should make vaccination against cervical cancer virus mandatory for adolescent girls
7. Parents need to be educated about HPV vaccinations for daughters
8. U-M study: Program to boost elderly flu vaccination could save lives
9. Taking an alternative approach to HIV vaccination
10. Polio vaccination strategies assessed as eradication nears
11. Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, ... ... Pharmaceuticals Plus (GCPP) recently donated 1,400 N95 face masks to medical first responders ... company has continued to make donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) medical ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to put ... and look for ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses and put more ... it’s also important that you have a financial safety net in place in case something ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2020 , ... When professor ... perhaps with greater ease than most people would. Rather than become melancholic, however, he ... deep advice on achieving one’s dreams. Randy Pausch took a negative situation and turned ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... Integrated Viral ... is the first Florida school to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection ... COVID-19. True North Classical Academy plans to fully reopen equipped with the filtration system ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Evolution Labs announced ... provide their students with Suite360:Mental Health and Prevention, a program developed to help ... Child Trafficking Prevention. , Florida schools and districts must provide their students with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... , ... August 26, 2020 , ... AseptiScope, a privately ... Control Company of the Year by MedTech Outlook. , “AseptiScope is pleased ... the first time, clinicians who wear gloves on their hands, goggles on their eyes, ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Alliance (CEA) Holdings company today announced that it has entered into definitive ... healthcare professionals CME/CE, primarily focused on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. , ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... Hero Life Sciences announced today ... million 3 ply surgical disposable face masks and N95 respirators in its manufacturing plant ... the challenge that most Americans are facing in trying to find quality disposable face ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: