Social Determinants Of Public Health

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Public health is the prevention of disease and in the process, promoting health and safety living by the input of the society (Carr et al., 2007). Beaglehole and Bonita (2004) revealed that public health is a group of action that has come together for the same purpose of sustaining the health of a population (cited in Carr et al., 2007). The social determinants of health are not only the cause of illness but also the cause of inequalities (BMA, 2011). The first statement to define health is the (Lalonde, 1994) which states the status of health is not just only affected by biology and services of the healthcare system but also involves the collective behaviour that occurs in a society (Wilson and Mabhala, 2009). This was developed in the Ottawa

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