strategy

Safeguarding public health

Synonyms:
Benefiting public health
Fostering public health
Improving public health
Improving public health conditions
Implementation:
Results of the survey (published 2002) of the health status of people living in 175 countries revealed that Belgium is the healthiest country in the world. Eight of the nine remaining top ten countries went to Iceland, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Italy and Norway, while the only non-European country to achieve top-ten status was Australia who ranked joint tenth with Germany and Denmark. The USA only managed 17th place and the UK came 23rd. To calculate the rankings researchers assessed the health status of citizens by determining how much the country spent on health and examining health indicators such a life expectancy, maternal and infant death rates, and immunization rates. The findings suggest that spending large amounts of money on health does not always lead to a healthy population. The researchers behind the survey believe that this is because people in richer countries tend to opt for curative rather than preventative medicine.
Values:
Health
Organizations:
rganization (1100054686)
on of Public Health Associations (1100019943)
an Public Health Council (1100006470)
and Southern African Public Health Association (1100055646)
ic Health Association (1100005242)
c Health Association (1100011478)
Schools of Public Health in the European Region (1100019258)
ublic Health Nutrition Association (1100048462)
c Health Students Association (1100037447)
and Caribbean Association of Public Health Education (1100001124)
ty of Public Health Ophthalmology (1100043163)
iation of Dental Public Health (1100057362)
cademic Consortium for Public Health (1100024582)
ge for Veterinary Public Health (1100056505)
Schools of Public Health in the African, Eastern Mediterranean, South-East and Western Pacific Regions of the World Health Organization (1100044447)
l Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network (1100028094)
nternational Public Health Network (1100014701)
c Health Alliance (1100018600)
ent in the social and public health field (1100046207)
c Health Foundation (1100062388)
Network for the History of Public Health (1100051068)
c Health Information Network for Eastern Europe (1100064462)
apoles (1100009098)
of Public Health (1100066319)
Institute of Concern for Public Health, Toronto (1100050747)
ity School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1100034604)
Directors of Institutes of Health and National Public Health Laboratories of Latin America (1100026979)
c Health Centre North Rhine-Westphalia (1100045053)
Regional Centre for Public Health, Hospital Administration, Environmental and Occupational Health (1100062899)
for Public Health (1100031452)
Public Health Association (1100042150)
European Ministers of Health (1100001796)
Public Health Organizations (1100033241)
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being