EDUCATING people on how to live a healthy lifestyle will go a long way in the development of the nation, says the Health Department’s executive manager of Public Health Dr Sibauk Vivaldo Bieb.
Bieb said because of this, he has made health promotion and education the number one priority for his office in 2014-15.
“I have deliberately made health promotion and education as my number one priority.
“This is because I believe very strongly that an educated individual, family and community that is healthy, will contribute much in achieving the government’s development goals.
“It is also the most cost-effective intervention in public health.
“It is also consistent with the universally accepted ‘prevention is better that cure’ paradigm.”
Bieb said his office identified the key factor for this priority was creating a healthy lifestyle for the citizens of PNG.
He said the priority would increase the individual and the community involvement in their own health.
Bieb said there were currently two projects underway that were linked to the priority.
“The first one is to establish and actively maintain a public health website.
“The website will be used as a vehicle to keep people informed about all health education programmes within the public health division.”
Bieb said the second one was to establish a health promotion foundation.
“The job of the foundation will be to educate the 7.8 million people of PNG to stay healthy.”
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