Strengthening primary health care systems to control communicable diseases
Synonyms: Controlling environmental factors influencing spread of communicable diseases
Strengthening national public health systems to control communicable diseases
Context: This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends the identification of environmental hazards and social factors in the causation of communicable diseases. It also recommends strengthening prevention programmes which particularly emphasize adequate and balanced nutrition.
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies