Preface

Public health is not very well understood in many developing countries. The governments in many developing countries are spending more for treating people who have fallen ill, instead of preventing people from falling ill. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), public health refers to all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole.

Health and socioeconomic development are so closely intertwined that it is impossible to achieve one without the other. Public health should get more attention in developing countries so as to achieve sustainable socioeconomic development. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) declared in the UN Millennium Conference ...

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