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Table 5 Nipah prevention intervention implementation cost covering 30 Nipah-affected districts with at least one Nipah spillover, Bangladesh

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

Intervention element NiV spillover 6 or more (total 56 spillover) NiV spillover 2–5 (total 50 spillover) NiV spillover 1 (total 11 spillover) Nipah spillover all (total 117 spillover)
Component Description 6 districts, consisting of 47 sub-districts with a rural population of 2,434,793 13 districts, consisting of 90 sub-districts with a rural population of 4,947,566 11 districts consisting of 76 sub-districts with a rural population of 4,276,269 30 districts with 213 sub-districts with a rural population of 11,658,628
Cost (US$) Cost (US$) Cost (US$) Total cost (US$)
TV public service announcement
 Cable operator cost 2 operators per sub district at $60 each $5640 $10,800 $9120  
 DVD 2 per cable operators at $1 per DVD $188 $360 $304  
 Total cost of TV public service announcement   $5828 $11,160 $9424 $26,412
Poster
 Printing cost 10 posters per every 500 households at $0.11 per unit $5357 $10,885 $9408 $25,650
 Affixing cost 10 posters per every 500 households at $.30 per unit $14,610 $29,685 $25,659 $69,954
 Total cost of poster   $19,967 $40,570 $35,067 $95,604
NGO training
 Staff training Approximately 1 NGO to cover two sub-districts, 3 staff from one NGO to train a maximum of 50 staff per training session, at $2850 per training session $5700 $8550 $8550  
 Training manuals 60 training manuals per training session at $0.28 per unit $34 $50 $50  
 Total cost of NGO training   $5734 $8660 $8660 $23,054
Meeting cost
 Meetings 1 opinion leader and 1 community meeting per 500 households at $50 per meeting $487,000 $989,500 $855,300  
 Calendars 10 per opinion leader meeting at $0.15 per unit $7305 $14,843 $12,830  
 Total cost of meetings   $494,305 $1,004,343 $898,130 $2,396,778
Intervention monitoring cost
 TV public service announcement monitoring 10 tea stalls per district at $1.3 per tea stall $611 $1170 $988  
 Meeting monitoring 1 person in 1 district at $609 per month, at $15 (1200 taka) per diem, at $24 (2000 taka) transport per day, $1.2 (100 taka) per day phone bill $9665 $20,942 $17,718  
 Total cost of intervention monitoring   $10,276 $22,112 $18,706 $51,094
 Total cost with TV public service announcement, poster, meeting and monitoring for a “no raw sap” intervention   $536,110 $1,086,845 $969,987 $2,592,942
Gachhi traininga
 Training 3 gachhis per 500 households at $7.6 per gachhi training $111,036 $225,606 $195,008  
 Incentive 80% of gachhis at $5.8 per sweatshirt $67,790 $137,738 $119,057  
 Total cost of gachhi training   $178,826 $363,344 $314,065 $856,235
Total with TV public service announcement, poster, meeting monitoring and gachhi training for an “only safe sap” intervention   $714,936 $1,450,189 $1,284,052 $3,449,177
 Total in Bangladeshi taka (BDT)   58,867,830 119,408,562 10,572,884 284,005,234
  1. aWe can get the cost of the “no raw sap” intervention excluding the cost of “gachhi training” component from the calculation