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Table 1 Community health worker costing model parameters

From: Malaria community health workers in Myanmar: a cost analysis

Parameters Model input Lower value Upper value
Economic
 Exchange rate 810 699 1000
 Discount rate 3 % 0 % 8 %
Training
 Number of trainers 2 1 3
 Number of facilitators 1 1 3
 Number of CHWs in initial training 25 10 40
 Number of days for initial training 5 3 7
 Number of CHWs active year 3 1 5
 Number of CHWs in refresher training 55 30 90
 Frequency of refresher training per year 1 0.5 2
Patient services
 Number of tests performed by CHW per year 135 20 250
 Percentage of test positivity 14 % 1 % 50 %
 Test price 0.69 0.48 0.90
 Village size 500 100 671
Monitoring and supervision
 Number of field supervision per CHW* 8 4 12
 Number of meetings in health centre per year** 12 8 12
 Percentage of attendant in monthly meetings** 80 % 50 % 100 %
CHWs incentive
 Monthly incentive 20 5 50
 Incentive for negative test 0.2 0.2 0.5
 Incentive for positive test 0.3 0.3 1
 Overhead 10 %   
  1. * Field supervision (remote settings)
  2. ** Health centre supervision (accessible settings)