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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007


Human and Animal Vaccination Delivery to Remote Nomadic Families, Chad

Esther Schelling*1Comments to Author , Mahamat Bechir†, Mahamat Abdoulaye Ahmed†, Kaspar Wyss*, Thomas F. Randolph‡, and Jakob Zinsstag*
Author affiliations: *Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland; †Centre de Support en Santé Internationale-Institut Tropical Suisse, N’Djaména, Chad; ‡International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya;

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Table 3

Cost per vaccinated livestock and cost and marginal cost per fully immunized child and woman in Gredaya and Chaddra/AmDobak, Chad*

Cost per outcomeVeterinary sectorPublic health sector
Gredaya, LivestockChaddra/AmDobak, LivestockGredayaChaddra/AmDobak
Total no. vaccinated 54,1852,1821,6971,679405488
Cost per vaccine dose administered 0.110.560.
Cost per vaccinated livestock† or fully immunized child or woman 0.250.5611.96.830.318.7
Marginal cost per FIC/TT2+‡ 8.74.613.65.0

*FIC, fully immunized child; TT2+, woman with at least 2 antitetanus vaccinations.
†Cost per vaccinated animal: either vaccination against anthrax, blackleg and pasteurellosis, or against contagious bovine pleuropneumonia at 1 encounter.
‡Marginal cost per FIC and per TT2+ at a capacity limit of 200 vaccinated children and 100 women per day.

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1Current affiliation: International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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