Cost-benefit analysis of HIV

Cost-benefit analysis of HIV prevention programmes for Filipino seafarers 2010-2015

The Philippines is the world largest supplier of seafarers, contributing approximately 20 per cent of the seafarers in the international maritime sector. According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) 267,000 Filipino seafarers were deployed by international maritime industry in 2007.

Cost-benefit analyses of the current and potential HIV prevention interventions targeting the seafarers and their spouses were carried out in order to facilitate decision-making and programme planning. The number of HIV infected Filipino seafarers is increasing. They are a potential route of transmitting the epidemic to the general population in the Philippines.