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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012


Costing Framework for International Health Regulations (2005)

Rebecca KatzComments to Author , Vibhuti Haté, Sarah Kornblet, and Julie E. Fischer
Author affiliations: George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (R. Katz); and Stimson Center, Washington (V. Haté, S. Kornblet, J.E. Fischer)

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Table 2

Summary of costs for all 8 International Health Regulations core capacities and ports of entry in Country X

Core capacity Fixed costs, $US Operating costs, $US
National legislation, policy, and financing 75,000 0
Coordination and National Focal Point communications 823,102 347,959–88,868
Surveillance 5,261,764 26,238,293–69,606,113
Response 20,480,332 3,981,294–5,215,857
Preparedness 2,889,166 103,726,507–103,786,408
Risk communications 4,389 1,868,869–2,141,939
Human resources 4,389 620,649–653,009
Laboratories 49,619,443 13,742,692–20,057,218
Points of entry 153,062 838,851–1,435,767
Total 79,310,647 151,365,114–203,485,179
Total cost, fixed + operating Not applicable 230,675,761–282,795,826

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