Despite decades of control efforts, malaria remains a life-threatening disease with pernicious effects on development. The NYU Africa House and the NYU College of Global Public Health have organised a panel discussion on “Malaria and Developmental Impacts” preceded by a presentation by Dr. Josselin Thuilliez on his paper “Disease and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in Africa,” co-authored with Maria Kuecken and Marie-Anne Valfort. The discussion looked at malaria campaigns, microeconomic data, impacts on household human capital production, infant mortality rates and fertility, labor supply, educational attainment, and large-scale public health efforts to reduce disease in Africa.
Following the presentation, Professor Yesim Tozan moderated a panel discussion with Professors Jane Carlton, Chris Dickey, Yaw Nyarko, Gbenga Ogedegbe, and Josselin Thuilliez.
Speakers and Panelists
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