In this video we take a look at Public Health – the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts of society. Public health focuses on improving the health of a population and preventing health problems before they happen. It is a broad field and covers a range of topics such as air pollution, epidemiology, communicable disease control, risk assessment and health promotion. We’ll take a look at what public health is, how it is different to clinical medicine, who is responsible for doing it and how it’s done!
This video was created by Ranil Appuhamy
Voiceover – James Clark
For more information have a look at these websites:
1. CDC: Ten great public health achievement in the 20th century https://www.cdc.gov/about/history/tengpha.htm
2. Constitution of WHO: http://www.who.int/about/mission/en/
3. Global Charter for the Public’s Health: https://www.wfpha.org/wfpha-projects/14-projects/171-a-global-charter-for-the-public-s-health-3
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