New UK aid strategy – prioritising research and crisis response

On the 23rd, DFID announced their new strategy for the next 5 years. This included at least £2.5bn in extra funding for research into high priority areas – like new treatments for neglected tropical diseases and malaria. We have been advocating this, because we think it could be much more effective than direct overseas health […]

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Discounting for uncertainty in health

Abstract: Discounting has an important role to play when choosing between different health interventions whose costs and benefits are spread over time. There are several reasons we discount, such as time preference and uncertainty, and these behave differently in different contexts. In this chapter I explore discounting for uncertainty in a health context. I argue […]