Lecture on Introduction to Public Health

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Public health may be defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health and efficiency through organized community efforts for the:

  • Sanitation of the environment
  • Control of communicable diseases
  • Education of the individual in personal hygiene
  • Organization of the medical and nursing services for early diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases
  • Development of social machinery to ensure for every individual a standard of living adequate for the maintenance of health.

See the presentation below for details.