Learning Outcomes for Study Session 12

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

12.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 12.1, 12.5, 12.6 and 12.7)

12.2  Define a malaria epidemic in general and in your village. (SAQs 12.1, 12.2 and 12.5)

12.3  List and explain how you would monitor the factors that trigger malaria epidemics. (SAQs 12.1 and 12.2)

12.4  Explain why you have to prepare for malaria epidemics, and list the supplies and drugs you need in reserve in case an epidemic occurs. (SAQs 12.1 and 12.3)

12.5  Explain the measures that can be taken to prevent malaria epidemics. (SAQ 12.4)

12.6  Describe how to use early warning and detection tools for malaria epidemics. (SAQs 12.1 and 12.5)

12.7  Describe the measures used to control malaria epidemics. (SAQ 12.6)

12.8  Describe the importance of post-epidemic evaluation. (SAQ 12.7)

Study Session 12  Monitoring and Control of Malaria Epidemics

12.1  What is a malaria epidemic?