Prerequisites for Health
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The prerequisites or basic conditions and resources that must be available if any gains in health are to occur.
A peaceful environment means people are able to go about their daily lives without fear of attack or disturbance.
Shelter allows people to get protected from the elements. It decreases the likelihood of developing illness and contracting communicable diseases, such as influenza.
Provides individuals and populations with greater knowledge of the actions they can take to achieve good health. Education can also command activity; individuals form relationships with each other; allowing them to develop a sense of belonging to a community.
Access to food provides individuals with nutrients and energy required for bodily function and participation in daily life. It can also act as a conduit for creating a sense of community and wellbeing, and can be an opportunity for groups to converge and discuss recent events.
Income allows people to afford resources that can promote health. Individuals can afford food, clear ware and basic healthcare with income. Without it individuals are likely to become anxious about how they are going to provide for themselves and their families, it also allows the purchase of other prerequisites such as shelter and education.
Is a community that consists of all the living and non- living components of a particular area.
A stable ecosystem
Maintaining a balance between individuals and their impact on the environment can help decrease the likelihood of disastrous global weather events caused by human action. Therefore, a stable ecosystem may prevent much of the injury, death, and destruction of infrastructure associated with natural disasters.
Defined by the United Nations as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs
It means that all people are treated fairly, in both their public and private life. It includes economic justice, and includes celebrating diversity and improving the health and wellbeing of all people.
Equity means that there are minimum levels of income and resources that all people should have access to. All people in the community should have access to fundamental resources, governments should implement laws and policies that ensure that no person is disadvantaged in their ability to access such resources.
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