Health promotion

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Goals and objectives

WHO goal

To improve equity in health, reduce health risks, promote healthy lifestyles and settings, and respond to the underlying determinants of health.

WHO objectives

To develop and implement multisectoral public policies for health, integrated gender- and age-sensitive approaches that facilitate community empowerment together with action for health promotion, self-care and health protection throughout the life course in cooperation with the relevant national and international partners.

  • Degree of integration of health promotion into national health strategies and services and appropriate settings.
  • Sustainability of financing of health promotion interventions in countries.

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