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Table 2 Institutional cost in the two models, Shebedino Woreda, Sidama Zone, March 2007

From: Cost effectiveness of community-based and in-patient therapeutic feeding programs to treat severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia

Cost category Therapeutic Feeding Center Community-based therapeutic care
  Mean cost per child($) Percent Mean cost per child($) Percent
All personnel salaries 122.36 46.59 37.1 28.85
Capital depreciation and utilities* 50.47 19.22 17.92 13.94
Medicines 2.51 0.96 1.92 1.49
RUTF/Milk based formula 42.93 16.35 55.53 43.19
Caretakers' food 11.64 4.43 0.15 0.12
Non food item supplies 23.25 8.85 13.77 10.71
Other supplies 9.46 3.60 2.18 1.70
Total institutional cost 262.62 100.00 128.58 100.00
  1. *Here utilities include vehicle fuel and operation, electricity, maintenance, etc, RUTF ready to use therapeutic food