Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Economic benefits of keeping vaccines at ambient temperature during mass vaccination: the case of meningitis A vaccine in Chad

Patrick Lydon, Simona Zipursky, Carole Tevi-Benissan, Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, Placide Gbedonou, Brahim Oumar Youssouf & Michel Zaffran

Volume 92, Number 2, February 2014, 86-92

Table 1. Costs of the cold chain system in the mass vaccination campaign against meningitis A, by region, Chad, 2011

Costs Region
Chari Baguirmi Mayo Kebbi Est N’Djamena All three
Total (in US$) 136 976 131 235 156 970 425 181
Fraction of total attributed to
Cold chain system, % 44 46 40 43
Transport system, % 25 19 15 20
Human resources, % 32 35 45 37
Per person vaccinated (in US$), mean, (range)a 0.28 (0.24–0.31) 0.24 (0.21–0.57) 0.20 (0.13–0.35) 0.24 (0.13–0.57)

US$, United States dollars.

a Of the mean values recorded at the district level in each region.