Analysis of financing mechanisms for vector-borne disease control in Burkina Faso
There are still many diseases that are spread by insects and other vectors. Malaria is the best known and the biggest killer among them, but there are others, such as dengue, that also represent high economic and social burdens for the populations they affect. For example, every year, vector-borne diseases are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years. While many of these diseases are preventable through protective measures such as bed nets, there are insufficient resources to make innovative protective measures widely available to those who need them. Thus, there is a need for decision-makers to allocate more money for such health interventions, for which they need effective budget allocations. I will examine existing budget allocations for vector-borne diseases in order to understand how they operate. The results of my research will allow decision-makers to improve national and international budget allocations for safety and protective measures for populations in Burkina Faso.