Estimating resource needs

Your action plan should also include an estimate of your resource needs. Resources include people, materials, time, finance and information, and these should be determined in advance for each of the planned activities. The first and most important estimate is the total size of the population and the number in the target population for your activities.

What is the target population for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI)?

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It is the number of children aged 0–11 months and women of childbearing age (15–49 years).

You can then determine the resources required (vaccines, diluents, infection equipment, etc.) for delivering an effective immunization programme for this target population. The next step in the action plan is to allocate people (e.g. community volunteers), materials, time and finance to each of the activities in your plan.

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