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Table 1 Cost parameters for the male circumcision intervention

From: Efficient and equitable HIV prevention: A case study of male circumcision in South Africa


       Costs (2007 US$)

Initial investment per circumcision facility CF


Initial training per circumciser C T


Salary of each circumciser C C


Salary of health care workers/counselors per circumciser

59% of circumciser’s C C

Cost of supplies per patient circumcised C S


Facility overhead costs

67% of direct salary and supply costs

Oversight and promotion costs

26% of facility-level costs

Number of MC realized per day per circumciser p C


Number of days worked by a circumciser in a year d


  1. *235 = 365 days (1 year) – 52 weeks*2 (weekends) – 26 days (holidays).
  2. MC, male circumcision.
  3. Source: Auvert et al. (2008) [35].