Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Child Health Cost Estimation Tool

1 March 2010

Building on work to assess the resources required for scaling up child health services globally, CAH has developed a Child Health Cost Estimation Tool. The tool is part of a package of tools that WHO has made available to help countries estimate the financial costs of providing priority public health interventions.

The tool allows managers and planners to determine the financial requirements associated with scenarios for scaling up health interventions provided to children under five years, over a period of time (1-10 years). Inputs and activities included in the tool are based on a review of costing studies and consultations with child health experts.

The tool uses a standard WHO methodology for assessing costs, based on an ingredients approach (Quantity x Price) and bottom-up costing. The tool provides a simple user interface requiring only basic technical and computer skills.

For access to the Child Health Cost Estimation Tool and manual, please contact CAH: