Medical and Health Care Sciences

Health Education and Challenges

Article Number: JRK775431 Volume 01 | Issue 01 | January - 2019 ISSN: UA
02nd Sep, 2018
08th Oct, 2018
12th Dec, 2018
21st Jan, 2019


Saurabh Mishra


Presently India is facing many public health challenges in terms of chronic diseases, the emergence of infectious diseases, and health systems related issues. To address these challenges the strengthening of health systems through improvements and refining capacities of health workforce is important. As it is well known recognized that India has a lack of critical mass of public health professionals. To respond to this gap, efforts of development or improvement is taken in which the quality and quantity of health professionals are improved. In this paper, the strength, weaknesses, threats, and health promotional is analyzed. In strength analysis well-trained staff in health learning, capitals for data distribution, and capability to meet methodical requirements requires valuations. Feebleness of health learning in India contain knowledge-based intrusions, failure to reach rural, dependence on print media, and weak regions, zero quality guarantee, no persuasive opportunities for health instructors, etc. Threats include disapproval as delivery of health education campaigns, and motivational manipulation, upright plans without constructing the arrangement at the popular standard. Keywords: Health, Promotion, Diseases, Strength


Adam Smith says that "the capacities of individuals depend on their access to education," thus reiterating a strong relationship between the health workforce and public health education.

The target of world health organization “Health for All” aim to provide individuals to take responsibility for an education that enables the person to develop and protect their health during the lifetime. As the population of India is the second largest population in the world and it is the biggest nation in South Asia. In India, the average range of population is 24 years with the population less than 14 years is 32%. Health education is compulsory for the generation to live a healthy life. Health education offers planned opportunities for the development of life skills for the improvement of community or individual health. To promote healthy lifestyle behavior it is important that the professionals who work in a primary health care institutions have the necessary experience and knowledge. It is also important they have skills to promote health and have to inform society through a campaign or by proper counseling.

Health education is defined as the process related to social, psychological and intellectual dimensions which increase the ability of a person to make an informed decision which will directly affect the family, personal and community wellbeing. It is based on the scientific principles which simplify learning and behavioral changes in both consumers and personnel and also include both youth and children.


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APA StyleMishra. S. (2019). Health Education and Challenges. Academic Journal of Medical and Health Care Sciences, 1(1), 1-5
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