Worksheet No. 1INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHThe World Health Organization defines
as a state of complete physical, mental, andsocial well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.How would you define Health? Make your own definition of Health.
is _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________If you are having a hard time trying to makeyour own definition of health, read some of the definitions of health according to variousindividuals and/or groups:Health is “a resource for everyday life, not theobjective of living. Health is a positiveconcept emphasizing social and personalresources, as well as physical capacities.”(
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986
)Health is “maintained and improved not onlythrough the advancement and applicationof health science, but also through the effortsand intelligent lifestyle choices of theindividual and society” (
LaLonde Report, 1974
)By this time, you must already have some understanding about Health. The WHO definitionmentions the term “Disease”. It can be said that Disease is exactly the opposite of Health.
According to Buddha, “Everyhuman being is the author of his own health or disease”.What does this imply?
Research on the LaLondeReport. What do you think was the significantcontribution of MarcLaLonde’s report for hiscommunity/country?
Read up on the functions of WHO.