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The society we live in is filled with dynamic individuals ranging from physically challenged, living with certain mental illness, emotional trauma, just to name a few all these are why the definition of health by WHO as a complete state of physical, mental, social and emotional health is questionable, with the knowledge I have acquired so far as an Health educator I redefined health as “the ability of an individual to effectively use their skills, realize when they need help and seek for it, adapt to environmental changes, make healthy choices ,socialize with the appropriate people and make use of whatever aid they require to be able to achieve their full potential as a human being”.
Health Education as defined by The World Health Organization is the combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their knowledge or influencing their attitudes. The world relies on Health Educator’s to make individuals, families, communities and the entire population they serve aware of ways to remain healthy and avoid health threats and these acts can be carried out in all areas of healthcare from public and community health organizations to educational venues, social media platforms, and any other form of meeting arena for individuals .
The role of Health Educator’s in promoting health and well-being and preventing diseases, disabilities and death is often underestimated which is why this platform is created as a means to ensure correct up-to-date health information gets to targeted audience using effective health communication methods and to increase the populations awareness on what the job of an health educator entails.
Public Health Education is the use of organized effort of health professionals to prevent diseases, prolong life and promote health which is why Health Education is an art that need to be mastered and I as the editor of THEL have mastered and still mastering the art as learning never stops.
I implore you to be a dedicated THELite so as to live a proactive lifestyle and increase your knowledge on health related issues.