Assessment of economic impact of priority animal diseases and their control in India

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Quantifying the financial loss from particular disease provides valuable indication towards the importance of the disease to regional economy and also a measure of benefits to be gained from eliminating the diseases. Financial loss estimates also provide a first indication for which diseases the potential economic benefits from control might be ‘larger’ or ‘smaller'.

Objective

  • Estimating the economic losses due to priority animal diseases in India
  • Estimating the cost of national control strategies for priority diseases and benefits from disease control interventions

Methods

  • Estimation of economic losses due to diseases using official government data
  • Estimation of economic losses due to diseases using sample survey studies / primary data
  • Estimation of economic losses due to diseases using published information in scientific journals
  • Disease prevention cost assessment
  • Calculating the benefits of national animal disease control strategy

Expected outcomes

  • Helps in visualizing the impact of the disease in relational context among diseases per se as well as assist in prioritizing the disease control/eradication options.
  • Helps the policymakers in resource allocation between and within the sectors and more specifically in animal health deciding the priority diseases for undertaking control/eradication programs to derive maximum benefits with the available limited resources.