Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Global cost of child survival: estimates from country-level validation

Liselore van Ekdom, Karin Stenberg, Robert W Scherpbier, Louis W Niessen & on behalf of the ad hoc Study Group for Child Health Cost Validation

Volume 89, Number 4, April 2011, 267-277

Table 3. Additional cost of scaling up entire child survival package in 75 countries with high child mortality, 2010–2015

Component 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 New total, 2010–2015 Original estimate, 2010–2015 Change (%)
Cost (billions of 2005 US$)
CAH package 7.68 8.15 9.04 9.72 10.18 10.84 55.60 29.79 +87
Immunization 2.27 2.78 3.09 2.96 2.68 2.65 16.42 9.22 +78
Malaria 0.15 0.18 0.47 0.24 0.25 0.54 1.83 1.72 +7
PMTCT of HIV 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.15 0.34 −55
Total additional cost 10.11 11.12 12.62 12.95 13.14 14.07 74.00 41.06 +80
Total additional cost per capita (US$) 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.6 14.1 7.9 +79

CAH, Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (World Health Organization); HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; PMTCT, prevention of mother-to-child transmission.