Health is Wealth
TO BE FOLLOWED:
- Availability of clean drinking water.
- Sanitation facilities.
- Good drainage system and disposal of garbage waste at distant places.
- Prevention of pollution.
- Personal hygiene, self-control and healthy life styles.
- Keeping away tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
- Immunization of all children.
- Health education at schools.
- Well-equipped primary health care centre.
HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE AN HUMAN CREATION:
- Health problems are created by man himself, others are caused by diseases.
- AIDS, a severe disease is caused due to human activities.
- The situation is getting worse day-by-day causing a serious struggle between man and diseases.
- Everybody in this world has the ambition of leading a happy life, but for majority of people this is not possible and the reason is health problems.
- Prevention is better and cheaper than cure, so the best choice for everybody is to prevent the diseases.
- Various deadly diseases like cancer, heart diseases, drug and alcohol related diseases are preventable, thus people should follow a healthy life style.
- Disease prevention and health promotion should go hand in hand.
- Prevention mainly requires changes in personal behaviour i.e., good diet, regular exercises etc.,
- About 70 – 80% of diseases are spread through unclean drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.
- Immunization is the best method to prevent diseases in children. Various diseases like measles, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and tuberculosis can be effectively immunized in the case of children.
- Childhood death in South East Asia is mainly caused due to diarrhoeal diseases. Personal hygiene, immunization and oral rehydration (ORT) will help a lot to prevent these diseases.
- Sexually transmitted diseases like STD and AIDS can be prevented with self control and disciplined life.
- Many diseases are preventable, thus can be arrested in the initial stages itself, eventhough majority of people are falling victims of preventable diseases.
- Thus prevention is better and cheaper than cure.