2.3  Community diagnosis

In order to select and apply effective prevention and control measures, you first have to determine which type of diseases are common in the community you are working with. How do you do that? The method is called community diagnosis and it involves the following four steps:

Data collection methods and data analysis are described in the Module on Health Management, Ethics and Research.

  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Prioritising problems
  • Developing an action plan.

Let’s start with data collection and proceed to the others step by step.

2.2.3  Measures targeting the susceptible host

2.3.1  Data collection