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Rebuilding a healthier and better world based on prevention and sustainable health


Preventive health is a critical aspect of maintaining and improving individual and population health. By taking proactive measures, it is possible to prevent the onset of diseases and unfavorable health conditions, improving overall well-being and reducing the burden on healthcare systems.

Much of the premature death and indirect cost are preventable and treatable through multifaceted intervention strategies that can begin with prevention and early education. In addition, it is proven that the use of clinical preventive care could avert the loss of life per year and saves health care spending (Maciosek, 2010).

  • Definition: Preventive health refers to a set of measures aimed at preventing the development of diseases or unfavorable health conditions. It is a proactive approach to maintaining and improving health.

  • Importance: Preventive health is important because it can help reduce morbidity, mortality, and the costs associated with illness. Preventing diseases is often more effective and cost-efficient than treating them once they have developed.

  • Types of Prevention: There are three types of preventive health measures: primary prevention, which aims to prevent the development of diseases or unfavorable health conditions by addressing underlying causes; secondary prevention, which aims to detect diseases or unfavorable health conditions early to treat them quickly; and tertiary prevention, which aims to reduce the negative consequences of already diagnosed diseases or unfavorable health conditions.

  • Distinction between Prevention and Curative Medicine: Preventive health is often considered complementary to curative medicine, which aims to treat illnesses or health conditions once they have occurred. Prevention aims to prevent the onset of disease, while curative medicine aims to treat the disease once it has occurred.

  • Benefits of Prevention: Preventive health can bring many benefits and advantages, both for individuals and for society and the world as a whole. This can include improved quality of life, reduced healthcare costs, reduced mortality and morbidity, and improved productivity and social participation. By investing in prevention, we can create a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

Facts Sheets

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“Around 450 million people currently suffer from mental illness or neurological disorders.”

“Treatments are available, but nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional.”

“2020 was a devastating year for global health. We saw how particularly vulnerable people with NCDs are to COVID-19”

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“We also saw the devastating impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health the world over.”

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Our organization WCPSH has focused on primary and primordial prevention to reduce the economic impact to healthcare (Weintraub, 2011). Preventive health care is a field that is very little deployed around the world. States invest in curative treatment and make little investment in primary and primordial prevention.

The WCPSH's mission is to fill the gap between the need for preventive health action and the economic world's need to support a healthier world.

Every 1 USD invested to tackle NCDs is estimated to yield a return of at least 7 USD.


WCPSH helps accelerate access to pragmatic solutions in health prevention

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Prevention strategies will generate US $ 350 billion in economic growth


WCPSH is building bridges between the academic world of research and the economic world in order to leverage the global economy.

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