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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
Global Poverty and Human Development


Cost-effectiveness of Algorithms for Confirmation Test of Human African Trypanosomiasis

Pascal Lutumba*†, Filip Meheus‡, Jo Robays†, Constantin Miaka*, Victor Kande*, Philippe Büscher†, Bruno Dujardin§, and Marleen Boelaert†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Programmed National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; †Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; ‡Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; §Ecole de Santé Publique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium;

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Table 3

Annual cost of the operations of a mobile team for human African trypanosomiasis active case finding, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2003

Input category Annual cost, ۠ % Total cost
Vehicles 5,125.00 11
Medical and lab equipment 2,760.00 6
Training 671.66 1
Other equipment 1,416.75 3
Subtotal 9,973.41 21
Personnel 11,520.00 25
Medical and lab supply 14,798.52 32
Essential drugs, not HAT 2,100.00 4
Stationary 2,842.36 6
Vehicles, operation and maintenance 5,200.00 11
Other operating input 300.00 1
Subtotal 36,760.88 79
Total 46,734.29 100

*US $1 = €0.86, May 2003.

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