Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 1

Principles and Goals of Public Health

Arju Chand Singh*

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shree Birendra Hospital, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Arju Chand Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shree Birendra Hospital, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal.

Received: November 15, 2019; Published: December 05, 2019


  Public health is one of the dynamic medical field which is primarily concerned with improving health of populations rather than individuals. Public Health in the early twentieth century is defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of organization, public, private, communities, society and individuals. Today it is recognized as being integral to promoting and sustaining the health of the population, the efforts organized by society to protect, promote and restore the peoples health and its definition varies from country to country. It is an interdisciplinary field and the focus of public health intervention is to prevent and mitigate diseases, injuries and other health conditions through surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviours, communities and environments. It aims to improve the quality of life through prevention and treatment of disease including mental health.



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Citation: Arju Chand Singh. “Principles and Goals of Public Health".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.1 (2020): 34-35.


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