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Table 1 Cost-activities of national HBB training program implementation and follow-up

From: Cost analysis of large-scale implementation of the ‘Helping Babies Breathe’ newborn resuscitation-training program in Tanzania

Personnel and capital costs Comments
Cost-activity center A: Central administration
 Leadership
 Implementation
 Monitoring
 Administration
 Office support
International hires, in-country leadership
Inclusive of audit, finance, communications, human resources, operations, procurement, program staff, and transport costs
Office space, supplies
Program-specific costs  
Cost-activity center B: Initial training
 Training of birth attendants
 Distribution of HBB equipment
Ministry of Health and implementation partner costs
Trainer and trainee per diems
Laerdal NeoNatalie mannequin, and multiple sets of HBB newborn resuscitation equipment (e.g., reusable bag-mask device, reusable suction device, etc.) [26]
Training materials (e.g., HBB learner’s manuals, HBB wall poster, HBB flipchart, etc.)
Printed material
Administration (inclusive of venue costs, associated accommodation, transportation)
 Ensuring competence (OSCEs)
Cost-activity center C: Follow-up visits
 Sustaining training
 Ensuring skill retention (OSCEs)
 Verifying presence of HBB equipment
Ministry of Health and implementation partner costs
Provider and trainer per diems
Printed material
Administration (inclusive of associated accommodation, transportation)