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Costs of delivering human papillomavirus vaccination to schoolgirls in Mwanza Region, Tanzania

Wilm Quentin1*, Fern Terris-Prestholt2, John Changalucha3, Selephina Soteli4, W John Edmunds5, Raymond Hutubessy6, David A Ross5, Saidi Kapiga45, Richard Hayes5 and Deborah Watson-Jones47

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1 Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology, Straße des 17 Juni 135, Berlin, 10623, Germany

2 Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK

3 Mwanza Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, PO Box 1462, Mwanza, Tanzania

4 Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, National Institute for Medical Research, PO Box 11936, Mwanza, Tanzania

5 Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

6 Initiative for Vaccines Research, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

7 Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

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BMC Medicine 2012, 10:137  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-137

Published: 13 November 2012

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Additional file 1:

Additional tables. Table S1: activities performed during the Mwanza human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination project. Table S2: program elements and included inputs for modeling of scaled-up regional vaccination program. Table S3a: project costs by activity: total financial and economic costs (year 2011 US$) for vaccination of 4,211 girls. Table S3b: project costs by cost category: total financial and economic costs (year 2011 US$) for vaccination of 4,211 girls. Table S4: data for Figure 2: project economic costs (year 2011 US$) per fully-immunized girl by school location and vaccination strategy. Table S5: data for Additional file 2, Figure S1: economic costs (year 2011 US$) per fully-immunized girl in a scaled-up regional vaccination program and in the Mwanza Vaccine Project by school location.

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Figure S1. Economic costs (year 2011 US$) per fully-immunized girl in a scaled-up regional vaccination program and in the Mwanza Vaccine Project (class-based delivery strategy) by school location.

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Figure S2. Economic costs (year 2011 US$) per vaccinated school in the Mwanza Vaccine Project by school location and vaccination strategy.

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