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Preventive Health

Big Muxima can and will cooperate with a strategic plan focused on a National Prevention System tightly linked with education. Through education people will be more aware to make healthier choices, increasing health knowledge and allow them to make better-informed choices for themselves and their families. Angola´s economy will benefit having students who are healthy and fit to go to school ready to learn; employees who are free from mental and physical conditions take fewer sick days, are more productive, and help strengthen the economy; and older adults who remain physically and mentally active are more likely to live independently. It should be the entire nation’s concern where we live, learn and play. For years we have known that prevention is better than cure.

Good Health and Well-Being - SDG 3

Areas to focus

  • We are what we eat. Our bodies will respond and give alerts based on what we consume. Teaching healthy habits will most certainly reduce the exposure to a great number of diseases.

  • Promote physical activities.

  • Sponsor the mental and emotional well-being.

  • Counseling and support programs that help prevent teenage pregnancy.

  • Counseling and support programs to help the young generation the risk of being sexually contaminated.

  • Promote campaigns for childhood immunisations and teach the importance of a healthy immune system.

  • Teach permanently the importance of having a place to live, work and play free of germs, dirt, contaminated water, trash, bugs, mosquitos, etc.

  • Raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Encourage the best school environment for all.

  • Encourage the best home environment for all.

  • Encourage an active life, especially for the elderly.

  • Maintaining social connections.

  • Smoking-free living.

  • Teach how to avoid crime and domestic violence.

  • Providing consistent teaching programs for the youth in orphanages, make them aware of the importance of Health prevention, create and publish Health procedures to follow and gradually spread the same principles to the entire community, schools, companies, government entities. The public and private sectors should be engaged in the program for a better impact.