Health professionals' willingness to pay and associated factors for human papilloma virus vaccination to prevent cervical cancer at College of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia.

Affiliation

Department of Health Service Management and Health Economics, Institute of Public Health and Department of Human Anatomy, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia. [Email]

Abstract

OBJECTIVE : Preferences of health professionals' for human papilloma virus vaccines was measured by monetary value through willingness to pay (WTP) approach that could help policy makers set priorities among alternative cervical cancer prevention methods in poor countries. The objective of this study was to assess the female health professionals' willingness to accept and pay, and associated factors for human papilloma virus vaccination at College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia.
RESULTS : The majority (85.97%) of health professionals' were willing to pay for Human papilloma virus vaccine. On the average, the respondents were willing to pay 231.34 ETB (US$8.50) per human papilloma virus vaccination service. Age, educational status, knowledge about cervical cancer and its risk factors and monthly income were identified as significant factors to WTP for human papilloma virus vaccination. Policy makers shall consider human papilloma virus vaccine to prevent cervical cancer maintain health of women's and do more on rising awareness of individuals about cervical cancer and its risk factors.

Keywords

Cervical cancer,Human papilloma virus,University of Gondar,Willingness to pay,

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