of human capital (or net output) analytical framework was applied to monetarily
value DALYs lost from 166 diseases and injuries. The
monetary value of each of the 166 diseases (or injuries) was obtained through
multiplication of the net 2019 GDP per capita for Kenya by the number of DALYs lost from
each specific cause. Where net GDP per capita was calculated by subtracting current health expenditure from
the GDP per capita.
The DALYs data for the 166 causes
were from IHME (Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network, 2018), GDP per
capita data from the International Monetary Fund world economic outlook
database (International Monetary Fund, 2019), and the current health
expenditure per person data from the WHO Global Health Expenditure Database
(World Health Organization, 2019b). A model consisting of fourteen equations was calculated with Excel Software developed by Microsoft (New York).
Declaration of conflicts of interestThe Authors declares that there is no conflict of interest
Lead author countryKenya
Lead author job roleIndependent researcher
Lead author institutionAfrican Sustainable Development Research Consortium
Ethics statementThis study did not involve the use of animal or human data or products. The analysis was based solely on secondary statistical data published in the IHME, IMF and WHO databases. Therefore, ethical approval and consent to participate was not applicable for the study reported in this manuscript.