Explained the simple straightforward P-cycle. As follows in a nutshell:
1. Problem: A public health problem is detected. An outbreak of infectious disease.
2. Publication: The scientific evidence of the problem is collected, collated and published in a peer-reviewed journal. Unless published in a peer-reviewed journal, the credibility of the evidence is lost.
3. Prioritization: Amongst the existing and emerging problems, one needs to prioritize.
4. Policy: Based on published evidence a policy needs to be taken by appropriate bodies.
5. Product: Explore available vaccines/ drugs/ diagnostics/ other product solutions
6. Price: Explore what is the cost of the product
7. Paisa: Funding in Indian languages. Where will the funding come from?
8. Procurement: Once the source of Paisa is determined, procurement begins.
9. Planning: The planning for the program; Also, the choice of product has a role in the planning.
10. Personnel: Capacity building & training.
11. Program: Paisa, Product, Plan in place, program rolls out
12. Problem: As the program moves on, new problems are identified, and the cycle repeated.
Every step critical, including Point # 2.