SurvCost is a spreadsheet-based tool developed to aid public health officials to estimate the cost of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) systems at national, region/province, district, and health facility levels (for a detailed description of IDSR, go to:   SurvCost estimates the costs of seven categories of resources: personnel, office operating items, transportation, laboratory materials and supplies, treatment and programmatic response items, media or public awareness campaigns, and capital items. The estimates of costs-by-category will allow surveillance system managers to better understand the resources required to operate IDSR systems.

SurvCost may also be of use to managers of other disease surveillance systems who wish to estimate their costs.

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