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Table 2 Mbeya Region HBB training program activity-based costs

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

Activity cost centers Cost in USD (Percent)
Cost-center A: Central administration
 Personnel
 Leadership
   International hires 446 (0.2)
   In-country leadership 2,201 (1.1)
 Implementation staff 16,174 (8.0)
 Monitoring team 2,281 (1.1)
 Administrative staff
  Audit and finance 14,961 (7.4)
  Communications 3,157 (1.6)
  Human resources 5,409 (2.7)
  Operations department 7,156 (3.5)
  Procurement department 3,693 (1.8)
  Program staff 2,358 (1.2)
  Transport department 2,115 (1.0)
 Benefits 13,408 (6.6)
 Office space and supplies
 Office space rent 747 (0.4)
 Utilities 150 (0.1)
 Other contractual costsa 598 (0.3)
 Office suppliesb 302 (0.1)
Total 75,156 (37.2)
Cost-center B: Initial HBB training
 Personnel
  Per diem for trainers 9,694 (4.8)
  Per diem for trainees 32,066 (15.9)
  Per diem for implementing partner 1,725 (0.9)
  Per diem for ministry of health staff 203 (0.1)
 Equipment [26]
  Mannequins (70 USD each) 24,104 (11.9)
  Bag-mask devices (15 USD each) 10,407 (5.1)
  Penguin suckers (3 USD each) 2,848 (1.4)
  Learner workbooks 13 (0.0)
  Training forms (registration, OSCE) 505 (0.2)
  Other (communication, stationary) 44 (0.0)
 Venue 1,569 (0.8)
 Food 5,648 (2.8)
 Transportation 1,134 (0.6)
 Housing 1,465 (0.7)
Total 91,425 (45.2)
Cost-center C: Follow-up training
 Personnel
  Per diem for trainers 13,857 (6.9)
  Per diem for providers 369 (0.2)
  Per diem for implementing partner 2,744 (1.4)
  Per diem for ministry of health staff 450 (0.2)
 Supplies (photocopying) 253 (0.1)
 Transportation 14,111 (7.0)
 Housing 3,875 (1.9)
Total 35,659 (17.6)
Total Costs for Mbeya Region 202,240 (100.0)
  1. aOther contractual costs include delivery services, waste removal, contract cleaning, etc
  2. bOffice supplies include computer software, printing and photocopying, furniture, etc