The quality of health education around the globe

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IFMSA, 2016

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Momoh Folagbade Sesan, medical student at the Medical Academy of Crimea Federal University. Mr Momoh is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).

I can vividly remember one of the classes I am always happy to attend was the health education class, although always wondering why it was included in the syllabus. I did still go anyway because it was perfect time to escape from dealing with numbers and reading the countless pages.

Well, after sometimes my health education teacher was gone, I never knew why and I never asked. After few years in a medical institution, I began to understand why health education was in our school’s syllabus.

If health education was so vital, and the classes were stopped, are we to say we care less about our health or the standard of health education around the globe isn’t just good enough. Well to answer myself I did rather say the latter effects the former. This is the current situation in most of our education institutions.

In fact this is the situation most parts of the world, where lifestyle diseases are topping the risk factors of diseases and cause of deaths in the world, we are dealing and combating with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, there are steady increase of mental health issues to be mentioned amongst others all due to lack of proper health education among the population.

The western world as it is are making and trying their best to deliver appropriate health education and organizing various events and activities that involves active participation of the general public, we see different numerous NGOs coming up for the sole purpose of making sure the people are educated about their health and the adverse impact various activity they do have on their health, some of which they might not be aware of initially, but same cannot be said about other countries that are internally displaced or are constantly at war, refugees who are fleeing their homelands.

The socioeconomic situation of these countries does not provide a favorable and conducive conditions for health education to take place because for this people safety is primary and health is secondary.

We should realize the famous saying ‘Health is Wealth’ will not hold much values to the general population if health itself and how our day to day activities influences our health is not fully understood. It is likewise not a breakthrough if some part of the world are secluded from getting adequate health education. We therefore need to ensure proper and effective health education among the globe.

This can be done by the willingness for the government to intervene, instead of having seating and delegating so much to war and weapons, the government should pass bills that supports health education and improvement. The ministry of education should see to it that health education is included in educational institution syllabus, different events should be organize to educate the general publication about their health.

Socio economic status and cultural beliefs that hinders adequate health education and healthcare should be discouraged. Organizations like WHO and UNO should constantly monitor the progress and quality of health education in the globe.  The  general population should be willing to live a happy and healthy. The saying ‘health is wealth’ should be more practical than theoretical.

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