health development

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The initiatives aimed at improving health status and establishing secure personal and community health services in developing or low-income countries. These include education; environmental and housing improvement; provision of sanitary and hygiene facilities; immunization programs; maternal and infant care services; ensuring access to safe water, food, and nutrition; and, in a wider context, improving infrastructure, such as transport and communication.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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