2.3.4  Action plan

An action plan sets out the ways in which you will implement the interventions required to prevent and control the disease. It contains a list of the objectives and corresponding interventions to be carried out, and specifies the responsible bodies who will be involved. It also identifies the time and any equipment needed to implement the interventions. Once you have prepared an action plan you should submit it for discussion with your supervisor and other officials in the woreda Health Office to get their approval. Then implement the work according to your plan.

Now that you have learned the basic concepts and methods relating to communicable diseases in general, it is time for you to move on to consider the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of specific diseases. In the next two study sessions, you will learn about the bacterial and viral diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.

2.3.3  Prioritising health problems

Summary of Study Session 2