Willingness to pay for the retreatment of mosquito nets with insecticide in four communities of south-eastern Nigeria
Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
Blackwell Science Ltd
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Volume 5, Issue 5, pages 370–376, May 2000
How to Cite
Onwujekwe, O., Shu, E., Chima, R., Onyido, A. and Okonkwo, P. (2000), Willingness to pay for the retreatment of mosquito nets with insecticide in four communities of south-eastern Nigeria. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 5: 370–376. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-3156.2000.00558.x
- Issue published online: 25 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
- insecticide-treated nets;
- willingness to pay
Summaryobjectives To determine the willingness to pay (WTP) for the retreatment of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) in four malaria holoendemic communities of Nigeria.
methods Contingent valuation method. The study tool was a pretested interviewer-administered questionnaire. Randomly selected households were the study units and household heads or their representatives were interviewed by locally trained interviewers.
results Most households were willing to pay for annual ITN retreatment in all four communities. The proportion of those willing to pay ranged from 79% to 91%. WTP amounts ranged from $0.05 to $5.26. The median from the aggregated data from the four communities was $0.21. Multivariate analysis showed that many explanatory variables were statistically significantly related to WTP for ITN retreatment.
conclusion WTP for ITN retreatment exists. The difficulty lies in implementing this. One possibility would be a community-based ITN retreatment programme.