Essay On Public Health

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Public health is a type of science that works to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability The history of public health come all the way from centuries and has been recognized as having concern for the human health. It has been also recognized that the treatment of illness in individuals is different from public health’s focus which is the preventing and protecting the health of a population. (Scotia N, 2007). Public health history has a lot of importance to the communities as it has brought out a lot of achievements as follows: introduction of vaccines, motor vehicle safety, safe workplace, control of infectious diseases, reduced deaths from coronary heart diseases and stroke, safe and…show more content…
promoting condom use, avoiding excessive alcohol abuse and avoiding idleness but getting involved in physical activities. Improving health services particularly those designed to maintain and promote health to prevent disease and restore health and function e.g. creation of rehabilitation centers for those who are drug addicts, physio therapy centers for those with stroke and other injuries that need rehabilitation. In health child development, it shows that any effect in child development and childhood experiences affects on subsequent health well-being of the child either in copying up with school skills and development of the body. So nutritional effects on developing children is vital and need to be stressed. Pregnant mothers should be encouraged to have good nutrition as to improve development of the child. Improvement in physical factors in natural environment like water, air is vital on health. Pollution to air even water bodies should be avoided. Good disposal of waste is the key to avoiding contamination of water and air. On built human environment such as houses, workplaces, communities and roads should be taken care of to avoid infections and
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