Avoiding preventable illness is the responsibility of individuals and their families, not governments. Do you agree?

Many argued that avoiding a preventable illness is the duty of each individual or their family. But is that just enough to do? I cannot agree with

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Suggestion
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and I think the one that should to do is the governments. Because the governments have an obligation, duty, and have control about the best way how to avoid them. Avoiding preventable ill

health

is one of the concerns of Public

health

. Public

health

itself is “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” (Winslow, 1920). I believe that the

government

is the main actor to avoid preventable illness.
The

first

reason why is because the authority has regulations on human rights especially in

health

. As we know that all humans have human rights, and those human rights become the politics_s obligation to protect it. So, to solve that, the regime made

Health

policy. The United Nations` World

Health

Organization (WHO) defines

Health

policy refers to choices, strategy, and activities that are embraced to achieve specific

health

care goals in a society. For reaching that goal the authority in control of setting and enforcing standards to avoid preventable ill

health

in public. To do the standardization, the ministry must ensure that the environment occupied by the residents is safe and healthy. As,

for example

, the availability of clean water, nutritious food, sanitation like sewers and waste processing, etc. If the occupied environment is not worthy to be occupied, the community effort to live healthier and prevention of the disease will not be optimal or can_t run well.

Secondly

, lack of concern for public

health

education from the state can take big impact for the

health

quality in a country. It can be proved that a country whose

government

educate about

health

from child or elementary school has

health

level is higher than the country that not care about

health

education.

Therefore

, the lifestyle will be different because the lifestyle is already a habit.

Then

the good habit will give impact by increasing public awareness of

health

.

Government

it should be always persuaded the public to live healthy. Not only when there is a case arise like a pandemic,

then

governments just to take action encourages healthy living. Culture shock will be happening, people are hard to follow instruction from

government

because it_s not part of the habit. The areas of public

health

responsibility include guaranteeing a satisfactory

health

infrastructure, advancing healthy communities and healthy behaviours, protecting against environmental

health

hazards.
At the end, I will conclude that avoiding preventable illness, it_s

government

duty, not for individuals or their family. Governments actually have full responsibility and concern about the preventable ill

health

and healthy life.

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