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Table 5 Mean annual costs (standard deviation) by IDSR activity* per health structure levels in Burkina Faso, Eritrea and Mali: 2002 – 2005

From: Cost analysis of an integrated disease surveillance and response system: case of Burkina Faso, Eritrea, and Mali

Country Health structure Surveillance activities Response activities Support activities
   Detection Report Analysis Feedback Investigation§ Treatment Evaluation Others†
Burkina Faso¶ Region 3,257
(648)
5,158
(1,567)
2,611
(791)
2,410
(784)
7,647
(1,216)
12,391
(1,331)
2,161
(420)
265
(85)
  District 2,248
(917)
1,485
(417)
821
(271)
601
(142)
1,971
(351)
2,924
(309)
721
(46)
143
(60)
  Primary health care center 305
(47)
238
(12)
146
(64)
130
(16)
164
(14)
129
(14)
57
(37)
69
(71)
Eritrea Central 120,260
(33,084)
52,510
(26,766)
17,536
(8,013)
14,539
(4,660)
54,804
(6,442)
178,760
(50,404)
29,998
(11,216)
40,844
(17,325)
  Province 15,323
(8,064)
17,081
(6,739)
5,953
(2,596)
2,901
(1,035)
7,427
(3,507)
10,137
(2,670)
2,402
(629)
8,697
(2,842)
  District 3,702
(721)
2,495
(671)
1,225
(171)
542
(52)
1,059
(206)
1,660
(269)
40
(4)
1,263
(742)
Mali Region 441
(180)
3,989
(2,183)
1,557
(216)
2,736
(815)
3,877
(216)
12,430
(2,961)
515
(520)
16,348
(4,791)
  District 5,629
(1,940)
1,268
(456)
723
(861)
395
(171)
334
(70)
4,002
(2,077)
212
(160)
1,378
(648)
  Primary health care center 98
77
57
(58)
1
(1)
0
(0)
7
(14)
794
(573)
0
(0)
224
(109)
  1. * Costs per IDSR activity were converted to 2002 US dollar equivalent. To calculate the cost of each resource per IDSR activity, we multiplied the estimated total IDSR cost of that resource by the proportion of personnel time (or actual amount of resource) allocated to that activity relative to all IDSR activities.
  2. § Investigation, verification and laboratory confirmation of suspected cases.
  3. † Other support activities include training, supervision, communication and coordination.
  4. ¶Laboratory and treatment costs in Burkina Faso were extrapolated from the average annual per capita costs of laboratory and treatment for Eritrea and Mali and the average population per health structure level in Burkina Faso (see Table 2)