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Table 1 Financial and economic costs of the programme from 1999–2003 (1999 prices).

From: The costs and effects of a nationwide insecticide-treated net programme: the case of Malawi

  Total financial cost (US $) Total economic cost (US $)
   Brand creation / market research 146,801 107,085
Capital costs   
   Vehicles 157,552 50,228
   Equipment & furniture 15,468 15,468
   ITNs 4,478,365 2,147,400
   Subtotal 4,651,385 2,213,096
Recurrent costs   
   Insecticide 191,555 191,555
   Staff 357,204 357,204
   Fuel/maintenance 339,346 339,346
   Office /warehouse rental 45,672 45,672
   Advertising & Promotion 272,646 272,646
   Supplies/overheads 351,682 351,682
   Subtotal 1,558,104 1,558,104
Total cost 6,356,290 3, 878,287
ITNS distributed   1,471,941
Retreatments distributed   287,079
Treated net years   879,510
Cost per net distributed   2.63
Cost per treated net year   4.41