Prevention or treatment? The case of malaria

We present a simple theoretical model of household preventive behavior in response to malaria prevalence. The novelty is to include a trade-off between prevention and treatment in an otherwise standard epidemiological model of disease transmission, which depends on the relative price of treatment with respect to prevention. A relatively low price of treatment reduces prevention.

Berthélemy J.C., Gaudart J., Thuilliez J., (2015) "Prevention or treatment? The case of malaria", Economics Letters,  vol. 131, pp. 16-19