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Table 3 “No raw sap” and “only safe sap” intervention cost, implemented in 2012–2014 in Rajbari District and 2013–2014 in Faridpur District to reduce the risk of Nipah virus infection, Bangladesh

From: A large-scale behavior change intervention to prevent Nipah transmission in Bangladesh: components and costs

Component “No raw sap” intervention (population: 361,000) “Only safe sap” intervention (population: 335,000)
Description Total cost (US$) Cost per person reached (US$) Description Total cost (US$) Cost per person reached (US$)
TV public service announcement
 Cable operator cost 1 operator in 2 sub districts at $154 each season for two seasons $308   11 operators in 2 sub districts at $59.5 per operator for one season $654  
 DVDs cost 5 DVDs at $1 per unit $5   20 DVDs at $1 per unit $20  
 Total cost of TV public service announcement 11% of people directly saw the TV public service announcement $313 $0.008 12% of people directly saw the TV public service announcement $674 $0.017
Poster
 Printing cost 3000 posters at $0.15 per unit $450   7000 posters at $0.119 per unit $830  
 Affixing cost 3000 posters at $.30 per unit $900   7000 posters at $.30 per unit $2100  
 Total cost of poster 21% of people saw a poster $1305 $0.017 31% of people saw a poster $2930 $0.028
NGO training
 Staff training 45 staff per training session, at $2674 per training session $2674   56 staff per training session, at $2674 per training session $2575  
 Training manuals 1000 training manuals at $0.13 per unit $125   1000 training manuals at $0.275 per unit $275  
 Total cost of NGO training   $2799    $2850  
Meeting cost
 Meetings 585 meetings at $37.48 per meeting $21,928   601 meetings at $48.87 per meeting $29,374  
 Calendars/yearly planner 1500 yearly planners at $0.21 per unit $315   5000 calendars at $0.152 per unit $761  
 Total cost of meetings 10% of people attended meeting $22,243 $0.62 12% of people attended meeting $30,135 $0.75
Intervention monitoring cost
 TV public service announcement monitoring 15 tea stalls per district at $1.3 per tea stall for two seasons $40   15 tea stalls per district at $1.3 per tea stall for one seasons $20  
 Meeting monitoring 4 persons at $865per per person $3460   4 persons at $865per per person $3460  
 Total cost of intervention monitoring   $3500    $3480  
 Total cost with TV public service announcement, poster, meeting and monitoring of a “no raw sap” intervention 30% of people directly reached by the intervention $30,205 $0.28    
Gachhi component
 Training     1160 gachhis at $7.6 per gachhi training $8846  
 Stickers to identify bana protected sap     6000 stickers, per $0.035 $210  
 Incentive for gachhis who used bana     1100 gachhis at $5.8 per sweatshirt $6346  
 Total cost of gachhi component     1160 gachhis reached $15,402 $13
 Total cost with TV public service announcement, poster, meeting monitoring and gachhi training, for an “only safe sap” intervention     41% of people directly reached by the intervention $55,471 $0.40
 Total in Bangladeshi taka (BDT)   2,4487,080    4,567,564