Presentation on Public Health

Understanding Health and importance of Public Health

This program delves into the importance-of-Public-Health providing a crucial update for public health professionals in Nepal and worldwide. We’ll explore the historical context of public health, examining its approaches and functions in addressing various health challenges. Come and Join us as we discuss critical public health partnerships and unpack different stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities in ensuring collective well-being.

WHO definition of Health

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organisation [WHO], 1948: 100)

Winslow definition of Public Health

“The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.” – CEA Winslow

Bon philosophy is an ancient Indigenous belief system- a basis for Public-Health

•Encompasses Nature, Soul, and Equilibrium

•Health is a state of harmony and equilibrium within the individual, encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

•Disease is a disruption of this harmony,

•Caused by negative emotions, unhealthy lifestyle choices, or spiritual disconnection

•Emphasizes the importance of holistic approaches Meditation, yoga, and energy healing

Ayurvedic Philosophy – a means of prolonging life

•Health is achieved through maintaining a harmonious by the principles of divine wisdom.

•The human body consists of seven distinct types of tissues known as “Sapta Dhatus.”


Presented by Dr. Nawa Raj Subba

Public Health Update 01
Sustainable Development Goals Nepal