NetCALC is a new excel-based modeling tool developed by Albert Kilian and the NetWorks project. It is designed to model several scenarios of continuous distribution approaches based on country-specific data, and provides estimations of the ability of varied channels to overall universal coverage. These channels include ANC, EPI, school-based distribution, curative care, community-level distribution, and retail. NetCALC has four modules that can be used for the following purposes:
- to calculate current net ownership and access levels based on the most recent survey and the number of nets distributed since that survey
- to calculate the number of nets needed overall to maintain universal coverage (irrespective of type of distribution planned)
- to calculate how well various routine or continuous channels may be able to contribute to universal coverage
- a free modeling module that allows for more flexibility, in particular to combine campaigns with other channels
New in NetCALC 3.2 (Sept 2 2016)
- Minor inconsistencies and bugs fixed
New in NetCALC 3.1 (June 30 2016)
- Calculation for population access to an LLIN has been updated to better reflect the relationship between ownership of any ITN and access. Previously, the result for access was too similar to ownership.
- In the coverage and free modeling modules, the rows for LLIN1, LLIN2, and LLIN3 etc now have an additional column where notes can be input, for example to name the channel (e.g. mass campaign vs ANC) or the brand of net.
- Minor bug fixes
New in NetCALC 3.0 (October 2015)
- Half-year options for LLIN median survival;
- Additional “pull” systems for CD (subsidized and retail sales);
- Improved school CD section to allow more flexibility of combinations of classes and over time.