Strengthening Public Health Systems A Priority
WHO has called for a paradigm shift in the approach to public health. A successful health system focuses on prevention and health promotion rather than the cure and treatment. This paradigm aims at promoting health systems that actively change the conditions that make people sick.
New public health challenges demand new partnerships and closer cooperation and collaboration through existing and new networks. One of the major challenges confronting public health education institutes is to conduct their educational programmes and research projects that can address major public health problems facing the Region. An international workshop has been organized to encourage this approach through the South-East Asia Public Health Education Institutions Network (SEAPHEIN).
Appealing to policy-makers and public health education institutions to