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Table 4 One-off plus ongoing costs for implementation of MCBR and PBR for an ICMV and for reporting of a testing (in a year with 1527 ICMVs and 20,000 ICMVs, and 3 years implementation with 20,000 ICMVs)

From: A mobile phone application for malaria case-based reporting to advance malaria surveillance in Myanmar: a mixed methods evaluation

Items MCBR overall PBR overall Difference
Cost per ICMV for 1 year (for1527 ICMVs) $301.55 $190.19 $111.36
Cost per ICMV for 1 year (for 20,000 ICMVs) $272.01 $190.19 $81.82
Cost per ICMV for 3 years (for 20,000 ICMVs) $235.55 $190.19 $45.36
Cost per test reported per year from1527 ICMVs $9.41 $2.72 $6.69
Cost per test reported per year nationwide from 20,000 ICMVs $2.55 $1.78 $0.77
Cost per test reported per 3 years nationwide from 20,000 ICMVs $2.20 $1.78 $0.42
Total cost for 1 year (for 1527 ICMV) $460462.86 $290418.28 $170044.58
Total cost for 1 year (for 20,000 ICMV) $5440272.57 $3803775.75 $1636496.82
Total cost for 3 year (for 20,000 ICMV) $14132978.52 $11411327.26 $2721651.26
Contribution by cost category
 HR cost (% contributed to the total cost) 32.72% 68.81 − 36.09%
 Staff travel (% contributed to the total cost) 3.10% 7.16 − 4.06%
 Phone credit + ICMV travel cost for MCBR reporting 26.00% 0.14% 25.86%
 ICMV trainings and meetings 38.19% 23.89% 14.30%
  1. All costs were calculated in United States Dollars (US$), with expenditure in Myanmar Kyats converted into US$ using the United Nations exchange rate applied in 2018. Overall costs represent the average cost across NMCP and three implementing partners
  2. Thus, scale-up of the MCBR programme would be associated with a reduction in cost per ICMV, due to the sharing of some infrastructure, whereas the cost per ICMV for the PBR programme remains the same