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Family health - Human family health

We all know when one person in the family gets ill it impacts on the rest of the family and as individuals in the greater human family we all need to learn the basics - hygiene & nutrition. My concept is that governmental agencies, world-wide, should ensure that their health information campaigns are accessible to all regardless of language. Richer nations still have pockets of disadvantage that require information on maintaining health through hygiene & nutrition and simple steps that help disease prevention are universal.

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Individual governments commit to an international health campaign. They then ensure that all funding for (local/regional) health information campaigns deliver universally applicable information that can readily be transferred to other places.  The greater the penetration of the message, the greater the impact.  Imagine, no matter where you are in the world you get the same health message, same image, same words (albeit in a different language). The messages should be understandable by any age & be able to convey the message through all mediums to reach blind & deaf people. (Something like the food plate as an image to promote good nutrition?)  Any currently funded campaigns are given a world-wide focus & duplicate campaigns across countries are put in touch with each other to pool resources.  All the resulting material is data-based for world-wide distribution.

How do you envision this idea making money?

i dont think this actually does make money - just saves some from the current world-wide budget that could then be used elsewhere

How does this idea create social impact, particularly around improving health?

Utilises money from international health budgets in a more productive way by reducing costs of developing health promotion messages through reduction of duplication & pooling of resources. Economically challenged communities can access the resulting data base and utilise the campaigns with confidence in the information and minimal costs to deliver.

How does this idea add social value at every step of the process?

Reduces current costs of health promotion, increases the reach of health promotion campaigns

What are the short term steps we could take to implement this idea tomorrow?

Contact your local MP. and ask if all government funded health promotions are: databased for making them available to the international community address the essentials of good health in a way that is accessible internationally taking into account deaf & blind people and IF NOT, WHY NOT?


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