Providing health services

Caring for patients
Providing health care
Providing medical care
Offering adequate medical care
Providing sufficient medical care
Providing medical treatment

Restoring sick people to good health by some medical (physical, chemical, emotional/psychic) means.


Health services require that a community develop a fundamental consensus on what constitutes being appropriately healthy. Consensus is also required about appropriate measures for maintaining health, especially as regards those measures which intrude upon strong social values.

Counter Claim:

Health services isolated from the larger social context extend life expectancy and save lives of those who would previously have died, contributing to the overcrowding of the planet. Furthermore, health programmes focus community resources on the maintenance of physical well-being, leaving out the quality and utility of lives.

Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal