Preventing Disease Prevention
Information alone is often not enough to change behaviors. Providing tools and information, making health choices easy and affordable, and improving the social environment and context in which making social decisions are made all support people in making healthy choices. Efforts to educate and motivate people to make healthy choices should occur across the lifespan, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that young people are provided with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to allow them to become healthy adults. In addition, we should provide knowledge and opportunities that support the unique needs of our growing older adult …show more content…
Through the ante-natal clinic visits, health workers can evaluate maternal health as well as fetal growth. They will advice on nutrition, immunization (both intrapartum and postpartum) for the mother and the child, birth preparedness and even breastfeeding after birth. These are core concepts of preventive clinical services in public health service delivery aimed at achieving a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby and healthy mother after delivery.
However, access to this services among the rural and poor community members is still inadequate with minimal insurance cover for such services. By improving the funding of such programs, increasing staff training (health workers), and providing sufficient resources (e.g. maternity and mobile immunization) among the rural isolated communities, the government and stakeholders will not only improve the health status of the current population but also for generations to