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Table 3 Comparing cost of training distance learning IMCI versus standard IMCI courses

From: Evaluation of distance learning IMCI training program: the case of Tanzania

Components of cost Standard IMCI Distance learning IMCI
TSH USDa TSH USDb
Human resources: facilitators 50,400,000 24,585 17,280,000 7680
Human resources: participants 138,240,000 67,434 40,320,000 17,920
Transportation and fuel 5,060,000 2468 2,770,800 1231
Refreshments, conference pack 46,650,000 22,756 15,180,000 6747
Training materials and tools 1,480,000 722 4,920,000 2187
Total 41,830,000 117,966 80,470,800 35,765
  1. aOne USD exchanged for 2050 Tanzanian shillings (TSH)
  2. bOne USD exchanged for 2250 TSH. The rates for the standard IMCI were lower because the courses were conducted about 1–2 years earlier