Impact of childhood pneumonia on the health and economic well-being of the household in Laos

Project Details

Laos is one of the poorest countries in South-East Asia. High out-of-pocket payments for health can lead to catastrophic health expenditure, resulting in impoverishment for vulnerable groups. Oxygen supplementation can be prohibitively expensive, with many families unable to afford treatment. This project aims to describe the health and economic impact of a pneumonia health shock on the household and will include children admitted to hospital with a catastrophic pneumonia event (severe pneumonia and either ventilated, require oxygen or referral).

Project Duration

2022–2024

Researchers

Funding

NHMRC, MCRI

Research Group




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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Policy

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