All human health ultimately depends on ecosystem services that are made possible by biodiversity and the products and services derived from them. Biodiversity can be considered as a foundation for human health; its loss undermines this foundation. Biodiversity underpins the functioning of the ecosystems. Ecosystem provides food and fresh water (Watch Community Health Video to learn more). The primary challenge facing the world community is to achieve sufficient reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Pollution control: Developmental activities includes construction, transportation and manufacturing. These activities not only deplete the natural resources but also produce large amount of wastes. This leads to pollution of air, water, soil, and oceans; global warming and acid rains.
Waste Minimisation/Cleaner Production: Waste minimization is one of the strategies adopted for minimizing the industrial pollution. The objective of the scheme is to assist the small and medium scale industry in adoption of cleaner production practices.
The integration of family planning (FP) and maternal and child health (MCH) programs and services provides multiple opportunities to streamline and improve care at favorable and critical times for maximizing women’s reproductive health (RH) and the health of their children.
Many common infectious diseases and common parasites have a major effect on health and nutritional status; for example, diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases, measles, malaria, tuberculosis, roundworms, hookworm and HIV/AIDS. The infections themselves damage nutritional status: a person suffering from infection usually has little appetite and tends to eat less. This lack of food during illness can be a serious threat to the health of a malnourished person, who has little or no stored reserves of energy and nutrients. Food is the foundation of good nutritional status. Poor nutritional status, referred to as malnutrition. It is an unhealthy state or condition in which a person’s physical functions are temporarily or permanently damaged.
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Grade : 9
Subject : Biology
Lesson : Why Do We Fall Ill?
Topic: Community Health Video
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