Essay On Importance Of Health

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Health is a fundamental human right and a worldwide social goal and it is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans it is the general conditions of person’s mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness and injury. Health is necessary for the realization of basic human needs and to attain the status of better quality of life (WHO 1979). Health is a major determinant of human capital. If the quality of human capital is not maintained, physical capital and natural resources cannot be properly utilized and growth could neither be sustained nor be qualitative. The level of health status of a person is a robust reflection of the nation. A nation with a good health tends to be productive and productivity tends to uplift economic and societal development. The issue of health is of great importance both from the point of view of individuals and nations as well. The WHO declaration on “Health for All” in 1979, has led most of the government including developed countries to give much more priority to their healthcare system through higher allocation and better utilization of resources in order to improve the quality of healthcare services.…show more content…
This definition contains all components of health care in terms of physical, mental and spiritual side of life. The health status is usually measured in terms of life expectancy at birth, infant mortality rate, fertility rate, crude birth rate and crude death rate. These indicators of health are determined by numerous factors such as per capita income, nutrition, housing, sanitation, drinking water, social infrastructure, health and medical care services provided by government, geographical, climate, employment status, incidence of poverty and the like (Reddy,
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