Community Health

Human Health and Diseases of Class 12

Consists of a number of activities that help to improve the health of a  community.

Community health services give attention to -

  • sanitation of environment.
  • prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • maternal and child health and family welfare.
  • school health services.

Universal immunization programme launched by W.H.O in 1974 for the global immunization of children to protect them from six

preventable disease is diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis and measles.

Launched in 1985 in India and the national health policy aims at achieving universal immunization by 1992.

MMR vaccination programme launched on 14th Nov. 1999 in India.

This vaccine should be give to all children above 15 months of age only once, gives life long and complete protection from dreaded diseases

like Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

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