Estimating DALYs in cost effectiveness analysis for HIV prevention

13 June 2013
Alexandra Hyde

All are welcome to join a STRIVE webinar introducing the concept and methodology of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a means to measure and compare the burden of disease.

The methodology of estimating disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) is particularly useful for research comparing interventions across disease areas. DALYs have been been widely used in cost effectiveness analyses, for instance in work to calculate the global burden of disease.

Please join us for a free virtual Learning Lab webinar on Wednesday 19 June, where Fern Terris-Prestholt will provide an overview of how to estimate DALYs averted based on infections averted. Her Learning Lab will cover the principles of cost effectiveness, the use of DALYs for HIV cost effectiveness analysis and some of the issues involved, particularly in the context of anti-retroviral therapy (ART).

Fern Terris-Prestholt is a Lecturer in the economics of HIV within SaME at LSHTM. She has been working on the economics of HIV prevention for over thirteen years and has a particular interest in new HIV prevention technologies, their introduction, uptake and adherence.

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Depending on your location, the time of the Learning Lab will be:

8:00 am Washington

1:00pm London

2:00pm Johannesburg/ Geneva/ Oslo

3:00pm Mwanza/ Kampala

5:30pm New Delhi

How to participate

To join the invitation list for STRIVE's monthly Learning Lab, please register in advance here.

To join the webinar on Wednesday 19 June, log-in as a participant at www.readytalk.com AND call in on your country's toll-free number. You will need access code 9272774 for both. If your country does not have a toll-free number, please send your contact number with country code to Annie.HolmesatLSHTM.ac.uk by Monday 17 June, and we will dial out to you just before the beginning of the Lab.

To view previous Learning Lab presentations and download resources, explore here.