Significant economic burden of vaccine-preventable diseases

A recent commentary explored the economic burden of pneumonia, diarrhea, and measles for households in Uganda. These are the three common and severe illnesses among infants and young children. The Decade of Vaccine Economics (DOVE) project, which is wrapping up in Bangladesh and Uganda, conducted the first-ever cost-of-illness study to estimate the economic burden of pneumonia, diarrhea and measles from the household and societal perspectives in Uganda. Policy makers are taking notice.