How does public health differ from personal health?

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kc4u | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The concept of public health consists in promoting all-round programmes for the prevention and treatment of diseases/health hazards of a group/community/nation conducted by governments/semi-goverment agencies/non-government organizations in different domains of social/public life. The goals of such programmes include awareness building, prevention, management/erradication with regard to all sorts of threats towards the health and hygiene of the people. Public health programmes deal with:

* environmental awareness campaign ;

* awareness of infectious diseases ;

* vaccination/erradication programmes ;

* supply of pure drinking water ;

* services to provide standard health care for all ;

Personal health, on the other hand, is all about individual health care: washing hands, taking balanced diet, regular health check-up, to be in touch with health care professionals etc.