The Health Of Public Health

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WHO has defined health as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Promoting a healthy society is not just a need but a necessity. The passerby years have envisaged a series of revolutionary changes in the field of Public Health which have improved the quality of life by improving the quality of health of the masses. There are several reasons for the renaissance in the last decade. The most important ones include eradication of infectious diseases through vaccination, mass education and awareness, better hygiene and sanitation, better primary care facilities and more stress on epidemiology. Improving health of the population is high on the government’s agenda to …show more content…

Another definition of Public Health in the 21st Century is, "The totality of all evidence-based public and private efforts that preserve and promote health and prevent disease, disability and death (Riegelman, 2010)".

The UK 's Faculty of Public Health defines Public Health as the science and art of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society. Health promotion is the key element of public health practice.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says public health systems are complex and require the coordination of multiple organizations. Incredibly diverse number of occupations fall under the umbrella of public health. The aim is to make everyone understand the importance of health promotion and disease prevention.

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I have had an academic past and have always been a keen learner. I was awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Master of Surgery(MS General Surgery) degrees by the University of Rajasthan, India. I was always recognized as a hard-working student and received several merit

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