WHO Microplanning manual to guide implementation of preventive chemotherapy to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases
Effective administration of preventive chemotherapy relies largely on operational planning which addresses the need for programmes to reach all eligible people and maximize community demand for the intervention. Local, bottom-up planning (“microplanning”) fosters effective implementation and monitoring of public health programmes. Originally, public health implementers developed microplanning for use in vaccination campaigns, but various programmes, including those for control and elimination of NTDs, now use it. This manual is based on these and other country experiences in microplanning of preventive chemotherapy for NTDs. It describes the basic concepts of microplanning, steps, and examples of tools to develop and implement a microplan.