Preventive Medicine and Health Care

Preventive medicine, a discipline aimed at preemptively preventing diseases and health issues, is becoming increasingly important in modern society. Particularly, the necessity of preventive medicine and health management in maintaining adult health cannot be ignored.

First, preventive medicine efforts can significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and lifestyle-related diseases.

For instance, by practicing appropriate exercise, diet, and stress management, it is possible to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and the like.

Regular health check-ups lead to early detection and treatment of diseases, which can significantly reduce subsequent treatment duration and costs.

Moreover, the initiatives of preventive medicine and health management also contribute to improving the quality of life (QOL).

By maintaining proper weight management and good sleep habits, stress and fatigue in everyday life can be alleviated, and vitality can be maintained at work and at home.

Preventive medicine also plays a role in supporting a longer life of independence by shortening the period requiring care in a society where aging is advancing. Exercises to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and injuries due to falls, brain training for dementia prevention, and others can be expected to extend healthy lifespan.

Lastly, preventive medicine and health management contribute to the containment of medical costs. By preventing diseases and ensuring early detection and treatment, medical cost inflation can be suppressed, which has an effect of reducing the overall medical burden on society. This signifies that preventive medicine and health management not only affect individual health maintenance but also have a significant impact on the overall health and economy of society.

By each person taking action on preventive medicine and health management, not only can they protect themselves from diseases and health issues, but they can also positively influence the people around them and their local community.

– Practicing appropriate exercise and having a well-balanced diet,
– Having sufficient rest,
– Managing stress, and such,
are essential in everyday life to give attention to preventive medicine and health management.

Also, through regular health check-ups and communication with doctors, understanding your health status and taking early action as needed is important.

Through these efforts, not only can each individual lead a healthy and energetic life, but they can also contribute to the health and economy of the entire society and build a sustainable future.

By actively working on preventive medicine and health management starting today, it is possible to lead a richer and more fulfilling life.

THE STATES Parties to this Constitution declare, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations,
that the following principles are basic to the happiness, harmonious relations and security of all peoples:



Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.

The health of all peoples is fundamental to the attainment of peace and security and is dependent upon the fullest co-operation of individuals and States.

The achievement of any States in the promotion and protection of health is of value to all.

Unequal development in different countries in the promotion of health and control of disease, especially communicable disease, is a common danger.

Healthy development of the child is of basic importance; the ability to live harmoniously in a changing total environment is essential to such development.

The extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health.

Informed opinion and active co-operation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in the improvement of the health of the people.

Governments have a responsibility for the health of their peoples which can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures.

ACCEPTING THESE PRINCIPLES, and for the purpose of co-operation among themselves and with others to promote and protect the health of all peoples,
the Contracting Parties agree to the present Constitution and hereby establish the World Health Organization as a specialized agency within the terms of Article 57 of the Charter of the United Nations.