May 4, 2022

Data collection on costing of VPD surveillance in Ethiopia

In collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the Global One Health initiative (GOHi) has been conducting a vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) surveillance costing study in Ethiopia.

This cross-sectional, retrospective, quantitative study was conducted at five administrative levels – federal, regional, zonal, woreda and health facilities – to collect primary and secondary data on resource utilization and costs from selected costing centers over one year.

The project aims to generate country-level estimates of the economic and financial costs of the VPD surveillance system. GOHi, the CDC and EPHI have been leading field activities to provide technical and administrative support to the study team, monitor progress, ensure data quality, provide supervision and on-site support and design and implement corrective measures for field challenges. As of April 22, the team completed over 90% of the data collection.