Public Health

Issue Brief

Public health has been defined as "the science and art of preventing disease”, prolonging life, and improving quality of life through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations (public and private), communities, and individuals.


1] Analysing the determinants of health of a population and the threats it faces is the basis for public health.

[2] The public can be as small as a handful of people or as large as a village or an entire city; in the case of a pandemic it may encompass several continents. The concept of health takes into account physical, psychological, and social well-being.

Public Health in Indian Context


Technology and Public Health

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Create an online platform to connect volunteer doctors, with patients in need

Given the ability to connect with a doctor directly, patients from villages and towns can reach out more expert volunteer doctors across the country and seek out help.

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