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Public Health

What is Public Health?

Public Health is defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988; WHO).

“Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.”( CDC Foundation :https://www.cdcfoundation.org/what-public-health)

 

Key Findings  of The National Nutrition Survey 2011

According to a survey conducted by National Nutritional Survey (NNS) in 2011, almost 58% of Pakistanis are food insecure. (..) A representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) said, “The situation has gone from bad to worse especially in Sindh where malnutrition and food insecurity among women and children has increased.”

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Pakistan Annual Report 2015 By UNICEF

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