Operational Plan and Budget
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In planning and budgeting for your program, the following should be taken into consideration:
This plan should detail program objectives and lead agencies, target population, treatment strategy, timelines and program components. Planning should begin immediately for all program components, although the target population and treatment strategy, and therefore finalized plans and budgets, can only be confirmed once maps are ready.
The plan should specify who is responsible for each component in terms of both implementation and financing, and should be supported by a detailed budget. Please review each sub-page of this section carefully for details to consider when devising your operational plan, and continue reading below for more information about crafting a budget. For additional questions or information regarding program planning, please contact us directly.
The budget for a national school-based deworming program should include the costs for each program component as well as overall program management costs. Examples of line items in the budget include (but are not limited to) the following items:
- Policy development costs. Include costs for staff time, travel, communications and supplies needed to support policy development and attend any regional policy or program planning workshops.
- Planning and management costs. Include costs for staff time, travel, communications and supplies for overall program planning and management that is not specifically detailed in the components below.
- Surveying and mapping costs. If undertaking a prevalence survey, we can provide more details about budget line items. Diagnostic kits are about USD 40 for 2,000 Kato-Katz kits to measure STH and intestinal schistosome eggs and USD 50 for 500 Urine Filtration kits to measure urinary schistosomes. Additional costs will include labor, training, travel, and other materials.
- Drug procurement and distribution costs. This includes the drugs, the international shipping, customs clearance and storage, as well as transport costs to and from schools. Height tablet poles for praziquantel should also be included where treating for schistosomiasis.
- Awareness campaign costs. This includes costs for all campaign components such as press conferences, radio or television broadcast time, and materials such as posters.
- Training costs. This includes staff and travel costs as well as expenses for printed training kits and materials, training sites and refreshments.
- Deworming day costs. Clean water should be provided during drug administration, which should occur following a meal or snack. If these are not available or provided for at school then these additional costs should be factored.
- Monitoring and evaluation costs. This includes costs for transport and multi-level data collation and analysis. The monitoring forms for teachers and officials can be distributed through the training cascade. If additionally using independent monitors, include costs for their time, travel, training and materials, as well as any additional data expenses.
You will require (at minimum) the following pieces of information to ensure your budget and related plan are accurate:
- Areas of the country to be treated and for which worm infections.
- Number of children to be treated for each type of infection.
- Number of pills required.
- Number of schools and their locations.
- Number of teachers to be trained and the likely training plan.
- The likely awareness campaign components.
- Schedule for drug importation, storage and method of distribution.