Willingness to Use and Pay for a New Diagnostic Test for Active Tuberculosis in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Individuals: Results from Benin, Peru, and Tanzania

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This study assessed the potential market for a new TB diagnostic in developing countries, exploring desired characteristics for such test among consumers and health care providers. An improved test could prevent an estimated 400,000 deaths annually through improved case management, disease control, and health outcomes. The study found willingness to pay from people suspecting they might have TB and that health systems and providers place a high priority on such test. The report also presents consumer perceptions related to TB, specific areas of need, and desired test attributes, all of which shed light on the likely characteristics of the market.

Publication Date 
June 2009
Resource Type 
Research Reports
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