Table 3

Direct and indirect real cost of cholera (US$) in 2006 (at 2002 prices)

Scenario 1: At maximum life expectancy of 73 years

Scenario 2: At average life expectancy of 53 years

Scenario 3: At minimum life expectancy of 40 years


Summary of direct costs of cholera

US$

% of grand TC

US$

% of grand TC

US$

% of grand TC


    (A). Direct costs

(1) Annual cost of medicines used in treating children and adults suffering mild/moderate cholera state at health centre

277,058

0.18

277,058

0.22

277,058

0.30

(2) Annual cost of medicines used in treating children and adults suffering severe cholera state at hospitals

107,950

0.07

107,950

0.08

107,950

0.12

(3) "Hotel" cost component of mild/moderate cholera cases consultations at health centres

4,096,527

2.63

4,096,527

3.20

4,096,527

4.46

(4) "Hotel" cost component of severe cholera cases hospitalization

1,062,965

0.68

1,062,965

0.83

1,062,965

1.16

(5) Cost cholera-related tests all cholera cases

2,580,675

1.65

2,580,675

2.01

2,580,675

2.81

(6) Health care cost borne by households

434,551

0.28

434,551

0.34

434,551

0.47

Total Direct Costs

8,559,726

5.49

8,559,726

6.68

8,559,726

9.32

    (B) Indirect costs

(7) Cost of disablement among severe cases

111,551

0.07

111,551

0.09

111,551

0.12

(8) Cost of disablement among mild/moderate cases

919,340

0.59

919,340

0.72

919,340

1.00

(9) Cost of premature deaths

143,984,575

92.30

116,128,266

90.63

79,854,920

86.93

(10) Productivity loss for care-givers

2,418,069

1.55

2,418,069

1.89

2,418,069

2.63

Total Indirect Costs

147,433,535

94.51

119,577,226

93.32

83,303,880

90.68

    Grand total cost

155,993,261

100

128,136,952

100

91,863,606

100


Kirigia et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:8   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-8

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