TABLE 1.

Comparative Costing of NSOAPs in Low- and Middle-Income Countriesa

CountryImplementationTime, YearsNSOAP TotalCost, US$Current Health ExpenditurePer Capita, US$NSOAP Cost/YearPer Capita, US$
Zambia5314 million1509.803.62
Tanzania7597 million936.331.51
Rwanda669 million748.390.94
Nigeria516 billion1968.5617.12
  • Abbreviations: NSOAP, national surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia plan; US$, U.S. dollars.

  • aAdapted from Jumbam et al.31