Impact of social assistance on poverty-related infectious diseases: A longitudinal study in 51 countries
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Institute of Collective Health Federal University of Bahia Brazil
Institute for Global Health of Barcelona (ISGlobal), Barcelona
University of the State of Bahia, Life Science Department Brazil
Institute of Collective Health, Federal University of Bahia Institute of Collective Health, Federal University of Bahia Brazil
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1907
95% confidence interval (CI): 0.9898-0.9958) of Hiv, 6.02% (IRR: 0.9938; CI:0.9926-0.9951) of tuberculosis, 16.60% of malaria (IRR: 0.9820; CI: 0.9787-0.9853) and 1.88% (IRR: 0.9981; CI: 0.9972-0.9990) of NTD; and reductions of 3.15% of Hiv/Aids-related mortality rates (IRR: 0.9968; CI: 0.9952-0.9985), 1.88% (IRR: 0.9981; CI: 0.9969-0.9993) of tuberculosis, 19.20% (IRR: 0.9789; CI:0.9757-0.9821) of malaria, and 1.29% (IRR: 0.9987; CI:0.9859-0.9916) of NTD-related mortality.

Our findings suggest that Social Assistance should be part of any strategy of health policies fighting the diseases analyzed. We highlight that Social Assistance Programs may have effects on health, direct and indirectly via poverty alleviation. Thus, Social Assistance should be a tool in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, which advocates the end of Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria and NTD by 2030.