TABLE 4 Operational Costs for Mobile-Messaging Mobilization for the Pilot Indoor Residual Spraying Campaign, Koulikoro District, Mali, May–September 2014
DescriptionNo. of PeopleNo. of DaysUnit Cost (XOF)Total Cost (XOF)Total Cost (USD)
Enumeration training5110,000.0050,000.00100.00
Food during training1213,500.0042,000.0084.00
Data collection in the field431,500.0018,000.0036.00
DTC supervision (per diem)1510,000.0050,000.00100.00
Data entry clerk1108,000.0080,000.00160.00
Operational Costs for TextIt/VOTO Mobilea
Software services1--612.241.22
Mop-Up (revisiting unsprayed structures in all 3 villages)
Spray operators533,000.0045,000.0090.00
Team leader133,500.0010,500.0021.00
DTC health official135,000.0015,000.0030.00
GRAND TOTAL326,112.24652.22
  • Abbreviations: DTC, Health Center Technical Director; USD, U.S. Dollar; XOF, CFA Franc.

  • a These costs were estimated taking the overall costs associated with running the TextIt/VOTO Mobile applications and dividing it across all 735 villages in the project intervention areas that would be included in a full project roll out. This number was then multiplied by 3 to estimate the costs for the 3 treatment villages.