alexa Abstract | Innovative Approaches to Prevention as a Driver of Productivity, Health and Economic Growth in the Working Age Population

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It can be argued that good health is a driver of economic growth as you need a healthy workforce in order to be productive. Health impacts every sector of the economy yet the resources and management of health still remains a priority for the health sector only. Furthermore, the problems, impact and outcomes for health are the responsibility of the health Sector. Most Ministries of Health – from developed to developing countries are struggling to manage their health budgets. Why does an issue that has such serious repercussions for a country’s economy remain only a ‘health sector’ problem? Since health has such an impact on employability why is there not enough emphasis on developing a ‘whole of government’ approach to health?

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Author(s): Gisela Abbam


Non-communicable diseases, economic burden, Health impacts, health sector, Non-communicable diseases, economic burden, Health impacts, health sector

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