Public health has often been defined as a science dealing with the determinants and defense of health at the population level, while clinical medicine deals with multiple maladies and their remedies at the level of an individual patient. Public health aims to understand and influence the social, cultural and economic determinants of health as well as to study and structure health systems as efficient channels for health services delivery. Public health is thus, a discipline built on the academic tradition of inquiry involving research, teaching and professional practice to prevent disease and promote health in populations.
India is experiencing a rapid health transition. It is confronted both by an unfinished agenda of infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies and unsafe pregnancies as well as the challenge of escalating epidemics of non-communicable diseases. This composite threat to the nation's health and development needs a concerted public health response that can ensure efficient delivery of cost-effective interventions for health promotion, disease prevention and affordable diagnostic and therapeutic health care.
Under the scope of Public-Private-Partnership it is now of imense importance that there should be an effective participation of private sectors along with the Govt. to strengthen the Public health strategy. Plan My Health understands this importance and stepping to take part positively in public health domain.