Public Health

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. We believe that the public health of any community is the direct reflection of cultural practices, general awareness and of access to economic resources. We believe in preparing individuals, families and communities in the daily practices of personal hygiene that will be handy in any given situation to stay disease and infection free, especially during a pandemic.

We are particularly interested in three public health initiatives and we have chosen them primarily because we think they are most effective initiatives to help communities thrive and to remain healthy. They are –

  • Specialized disease intervention, surveillance and training
  • Sanitary practices and personal hygiene of low-income workers
  • Public Health prevention practices and education during a global pandemics

Public health surveillance is a tool to estimate the health status and behavior of the specific communities and populations. Because surveillance can directly measure what is going on in the population, it is useful both for measuring the need for interventions and for directly measuring the effects of interventions. The purpose of surveillance is to empower decision makers to lead and manage more effectively by providing timely, useful evidence. Training is significant aspect of this effort.

Maintaining a good personal hygiene is a precaution in preventing the spread of pathogenic microorganisms among people. Sanitation is mainly related to safe disposal of waste around human beings.  Due to lack of education, personal hygiene and sanitation among low-income communities is highly compromised. We believe the increasing awareness and finding innovative approaches to reinforce such practices is critical in help such communities to fight disease and to remain healthy.

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. Public health practices and interventions are particularly important during a global pandemic. Practicing proper hand hygiene and personal protective wear and social distancing will help guard against the transmission of infection. Staying hydrated, eating healthy food, and getting plenty of rest are simple measures to keep ourselves healthy. We believe that these practices should be embraced even when there isn’t a global pandemic. Such practices should become a way of life. So, when there are serious conditions (like a pandemic), people are generally less prone to exposure.