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  1. Determinants of Health PATH216 Mohamed M. B. Alnoor

  2. Content • Definition of Health • Dimensions of Health • Determinants of Health • Inequity in Health

  3. H E A L T H ? • Valued less than other desires wealth power prestige knowledge

  4. H E A L T H ? • Health was forgotten - League of Nations WW I - United Nations WW II Introduced at a conference in 1945 • During the last few decades there is reawakening: that it is a fundamental human right .

  5. Definition of Health “Absence of disease” “The condition of being sound in body, mind or spirit, especially freedom from physical disease or pain” Webster English Dictionary

  6. Definition of Health “Soundness of body or mind, that condition in which its functions are duly and efficiently discharged” Oxford English Dictionary

  7. Definition of Health WHO Definition : “ Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity ”1948

  8. Physical Mental Social Dimensions of health a multi-dimensional process

  9. Dimensions of health Physical Dimension of Health -Implies perfect functioning of organs, at optimumcapacity , andin harmony. -Involves the ability to carry out daily tasks, and achieve fitness . -Anormal person: -no evident disease, -growthis comparable peers .

  10. Dimensions of health Mental Dimension of Health Not merely the absence of mental illness, but also the ability to respond to the various experiences of life with flexibility and a sense of purpose.

  11. Dimensions of health Mental Dimension of Health Mental health is a state of balance or harmony between the individual and others as well as between the individual and the environment

  12. Dimensions of health Mental Dimension of Health The following characteristics are attributes of a mentally healthy person: a) he is free from internal conflicts, b) he accepts criticism, c) he searches for identity, d) he has a strong sense of self-esteem, e) he knowshimself, f) he has a good self-control, g) he faces problems and tries to solve them.

  13. Dimensions of health Social Dimension of Health Ability to interact successfully with people within the environment, maintainingintimacy with others, showing respect and tolerance for those with different opinions and beliefs.

  14. Dimensions of health Social Dimension of Health Health practices and beliefs are strongly influenced by the person’s : • economic level • life style • family • culture

  15. Dimensions of health Social Dimension of Health Low-incomegroups are less likely to seek health care to prevent or treat illness; High-income groups are more prone to stress-related habits and illness

  16. Dimensions of health Other Dimensions Spiritual dimension It includes: -principles and ethics -the purpose in life -religious beliefs and values all are important components of the way the person behavesin health and illness.

  17. Dimensions of health Other Dimensions Vocational dimension When work is fully adapted to human goals, work often plays a role in promoting both physical and mental health. The importance of this dimension is clear when individuals suddenly lose their jobs or retire.

  18. Determinants of Health

  19. Determinants of Health

  20. Determinants of Health - Behavioral - Environmental - Health services - Gender - Other factors • Physical environment • Biological environment • Psychosocial environment

  21. Determinants of Health 1- Behavioral: -Nutrition/ food -Personal hygiene & customs -Habits -Smoking ( passive smoking ) -Alcohol & substance abuse

  22. Determinants of Health 1- Behavioral: -Exercise -Sleep -Violence/ abuse -Recreation -Compliance to treatment -Reaction to stress

  23. Determinants of Health 2- Environmental: A- Physical environment: -Air - Water (quantity and quality) - Waste disposal -Housing -Climate -temp. -humidity and rainfall

  24. Determinants of Health 2- Environmental: A- Physical environment: -Geography -Heat -Light -Noise -Vibration -Radiation

  25. Determinants of Health 2- Environmental: B- Biological environment: -Man(age, sex, genetic) -Microbes -Insects -Rodents -Animals -Plants

  26. Determinants of Health 2- Environmental: • C- Psychosocial environment: • -Habits • -Customs • -Ethnicity • -Cultural values

  27. Determinants of Health2- Environmental: C- Psychosocial environment: Ethnicity language culture religion common origin (ancestry) shared history Identification with a social group on grounds of :

  28. Determinants of Health2- Environmental: C- Psychosocial environment: Culture Knowledge, Beliefs, Goals, Values, Attitudes and Practices Complex social phenomenon of shared :

  29. Determinants of Health2- Environmental: C- Psychosocial environment: • -Religion/Morals • -Education/health awareness • -Employment • -Community life • -Housing

  30. Determinants of Health2- Environmental: C- Psychosocial environment: How EDUCATIONinfluences health High level of education can lead to: • Employment: secure well paid health benefits • Good health: by developing favorable knowledge attitudes behaviors

  31. Determinants of Health2- Environmental: C- Psychosocial environment: • -Political organization : • -% GNP on health • -Resource allocation • -Services: • -Availability • -Accessibility • -Commitment to development ( social NOT economic ) for all people

  32. Determinants of Health2- Environmental: C- Psychosocial environment: -SES is associated with health outcomes: Mortality Morbidity Disability Well-being people of higher SES have better health than people of lower SES:

  33. Determinants of Health 3- Health Services related determinants : -H. E. -MCH -Control of communicable disease -Control of non-communicable disease

  34. Determinants of Health 4-Gender related determinants: 1993 Global Commission on Women’s Health -Reproductive health -Nutrition -Employment/occupation -Domestic violence

  35. Determinants of Health 5- Other Factors: • .Transition related determinants: Industrial age information age Information & Communication Revolution easy access to health information medical professionals and the public

  36. Determinants of Health 5- Other Factors: • Intersectoral related determinants : Food & agriculture Education Industry Social welfare

  37. Determinants of Health 5- Other Factors: • Rural development • Raising standard of living • Employment opportunities • Increased wages

  38. INEQUALITY INEQUITY عدم المساواة الظلم

  39. Health Inequities exist BETWEEN COUNTRIES and WITHINCOUNTRIES

  40. Health inequities between countries Life Expectancy : Children have dramatically different lifeexpectancies depending on where they were born: Japan or Sweden: > 80 years; Brazil: . . . . . . . . . .. . . .72 years; India: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 years; African countries: < 50 years.

  41. Health inequities between countries the infant mortality rate (the risk of a baby dying between birth and one year of age) is: 2 per 1000 live births in Iceland. >120 per 1000 live births in Mozambique; Risk of maternal death during or shortly after pregnancy is only 1 in 17 400 in Sweden but it is 1 in 8 in Afghanistan.

  42. Health inequities within countries Worldwide between: rich and poor, men and women, dominant and marginalized ethnic groups all lead to differences in health and longevity.

  43. : by gender Health inequities within countries Indian Subcontinent(UN 1987-9):girls: • death rate nearly twiceas boys: due to family behavior . • 1/6 death:neglect and discrimination . • less than boys:immunization and nutritional status.

  44. New philosophy of Health *Fundamental right *Intersectoral *Integral part of Development *Central to Quality of Life *Involves Individuals, Families, Communities Local, National and International responsibilities *Social Investment *World wide Social Goal

  45. HEALTH ealth • H • E • A • L • T • H ducation griculture abor reasury ousing