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Value of polio eradication

Eradication of polio is estimated to produce savings to governments of $1.5 billion per year.

Bloom D, Canning D, Weston M. The Value of Vaccination. World Economics. 2005; 6(3): 15-39. http://www.who.int/immunization_supply/financing/value_vaccination_bloom_canning_weston.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Vaccination
Publication
World Economics
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Bloom D, Canning D, Weston M
Volume & Issue
Volume 6, Issue 3
Pages
15-39
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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