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Cost analysis of a school-based comprehensive malaria program in primary schools in Sikasso region, Mali

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  • Siân E. Clarke

    (LSHTM - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

  • Roberta Maccario

    (Department of Social Policy - LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science)

  • Saba Rouhani

    (LSHTM - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

  • Tom Drake

    (LSHTM - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

  • Annie Nagy

    (Save the Children, Bamako, Mali)

  • Modibo Bamadio

    (Save the Children, Bamako, Mali)

  • Seybou Diarra

    (Save the Children, Bamako, Mali)

  • Souleymane Djanken

    (Save the Children, Bamako, Mali)

  • Natalie Roschnik

    (Save the Children, Bamako, Mali)

  • Siân Clarke

    (Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases - LSHTM - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

  • Moussa Sacko

    (Ministry of Health, Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Mali)

  • Simon Brooker

    (LSHTM - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

  • Josselin Thuilliez

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Abstract

Background : The expansion of malaria prevention and control to school-aged children is receiving increasing attention, but there are still limited data on the costs of intervention. This paper analyses the costs of a comprehensive school-based intervention strategy, delivered by teachers, that included participatory malaria educational activities, distribution of long lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLIN), and Intermittent Parasite Clearance in schools (IPCs) in southern Mali. Methods : Costs were collected alongside a randomised controlled trial conducted in 80 primary schools in Sikasso Region in Mali in 2010-2012. Cost data were compiled between November 2011 and March 2012 for the 40 intervention schools (6413 children). A provider perspective was adopted. Using an ingredients approach, costs were classified by cost category and by activity. Total costs and cost per child were estimated for the actual intervention, as well as for a simpler version of the programme more suited for scale-up by the government. Univariate sensitivity analysis was performed.

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  • Siân E. Clarke & Roberta Maccario & Saba Rouhani & Tom Drake & Annie Nagy & Modibo Bamadio & Seybou Diarra & Souleymane Djanken & Natalie Roschnik & Siân Clarke & Moussa Sacko & Simon Brooker & Jossel, 2017. "Cost analysis of a school-based comprehensive malaria program in primary schools in Sikasso region, Mali," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01674686, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-01674686
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