Public health services

Public Health is defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988; WHO). Activities to strengthen public health capacities and service aim to provide conditions under which people can maintain to be healthy, improve their health and wellbeing, or prevent the deteriorationof their health. Public health focuses on the entire spectrum of health and wellbeing, not only the eradication of particular diseases. Many activities are targeted at populations such as health campaigns. Public health services also include the provision of personal services, to individual persons such as vaccinations, behavioural counselling, or health advice.

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Workshops on essential public health operations (EPHOs) held in Tiraspol

The WHO Country Office, Republic of Moldova, with the technical support of the European Regional Office, held a series of workshops in Tiraspol between 18 and 22 July 2016.

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In the European Region 86% of deaths are caused by chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, mental disorders and diabetes.

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