Healthy lifestyle promotion

Limited and unequal acess to healthcare, and the inadequacy, or absence, of national disease prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion programs, are the two central causes for declining health standards in low-income countries. Analysis of the current situation confirms that significant improvement in public health in low-income countries is impossible apart from proactive efforts to design and carry out comprehensive, long term State-monitored strategies to enhance public awareness of and changing perceptions to personal health. We view our involvement in this effort as part of our mission. We will participate in forming an effective collaboration between the medical community, State institutions, and noncommercial organizations active in the countries in which we work, in order to address public health concerns.

PEelevated incidence of disease and reduced life expectancy is a matter of serious concern in low-income countries. The WHO reports that lifestyle is the single greatest contributing factor to physical health, followed by environment and economic stability, and finally, by individual development and the availability of medical care. When cultural and educational attitudes to personal health fail to incorporate established international standards, a population, starting with the youngest among it, will suffer the health consequences.

Significant improvement in public health in low-income countries is impossible apart from proactive efforts to design and carry out comprehensive, long term State-monitored strategies to enhance public awareness of and changing perceptions to personal health. We view our involvement in this effort as part of our mission. We will participate in forming an effective collaboration between the medical community, State institutions, and noncommercial organizations active in the countries in which we work, in order to address public health concerns. Working in close cooperation with these types of agencies, our doctors, analysts, and consultants are at work in the following areas:

  • The development and implementation of a package of measures capable of attracting public attention to these core issues, and affecting positive change relatively quickly;
  • The development and coordination of State policy on disease prevention and control, and healthy lifestyle promotion;
  • The development, testing, and gradual implementation of an innovative system of disease control and prevention, and healthy lifestyle promotion..