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Volume 27, Number 12—December 2021

Evaluation of Early Warning, Alert and Response System for Ebola Virus Disease, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018–2020

Mory KeitaComments to Author , Héloïse Lucaccioni, Michel Kalongo Ilumbulumbu, Jonathan Polonsky, Justus Nsio-Mbeta, Gaston Tshapenda Panda, Pierre Celeste Adikey, John Kombe Ngwama, Michel Kasereka Tosalisana, Boubacar Diallo, Lorenzo Subissi, Adama Dakissaga, Iris Finci, Maria Moitinho de Almeida, Debarati Guha-Sapir, Ambrose Talisuna, Alexandre Delamou, Stephanie Dagron, Olivia Keiser, and Steve Ahuka-Mundeke
Author affiliations: Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (M. Keita, J. Polonsky, S. Dagron, O. Keiser); World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo (M. Keita, A. Talisuna); European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden (H. Lucaccioni, I. Finci); Ministère Provincial de la Santé, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (M.K. Ilumbulumbu, M.K. Tosalisana); World Health Organization, Geneva (J. Polonsky, L. Subissi); Ministère de la Santé, Direction Générale de la Lutte contre la Maladie, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (J. Nsio-Mbeta, G.T. Panda, P.C. Adikey, J.K. Ngwama); Ministère de la Santé, Direction Régionale de la Sante du Plateau central, Ziniaré, Burkina Faso (A. Dakissaga); Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters, Research Institute on Health and Society, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium (M.M. de Almeida, D. Guha-Sapir); Africa Center of Excellence (CEA-PCMT), University Gamal Abdel Nasser, Conakry, Guinea (A. Delamou); Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa (S. Ahuka-Mundeke)

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Table 4

Costs for EWARS in Beni, Mutwanga, and Oicha, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 2018–June 2020*

Health zone
Implementation period costs, USD
Total cost, USD
2018 Aug 5–Dec 31
2019 Jan 1– Dec 31
2020 Jan 1–Jun 30
Beni Prime staff for alerts management teams 6,000 25,200 12,600 43,800
Prime staff for data managers 900 10,350 5,400 16,650
Ambulance rental 6,000 72,000 36,000 114,000
Fuel 9,600 36,000 18,000 63,600
Purchase of telephones 175 NA NA 175
Purchase of materials† 5,500 12,000 6,000 23,500
Communication credit 750 3,600 2,100 6,450

Green numbers‡
Oicha Prime for alerts management teams NA 12,150 6,300 18,450
Prime for data managers NA 5,400 2,700 8,100

Communication credit
Mutwanga Prime for alerts management teams NA 7,200 5,400 12,600
Prime for data managers NA 7,200 5,400 12,600

Communication credit
Total 44,125 208,300 101,100 353,525

*Expenditures included direct and indirect costs. EWARS, Early Warning, Alert and Response System; NA, not applicable. †Flip charts, markers, printed forms. ‡Telephone numbers 0820800001 and 0999009405, which health workers and community members could use for no charge. WHO covered this expense.

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