4.1.2  Secondary prevention

Secondary prevention — those preventive measures that lead to early diagnosis and prompt treatment of a disease, illness or injury to prevent more severe problems developing. Here health educators such as Health Extension Practitioners can help individuals acquire the skills of detecting diseases in their early stages. Examples include screening for high blood pressure and breast self-examination; you will learn about both of these in the Module on Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health.

4.1.1  Primary prevention

4.1.3  Tertiary prevention