Running head: UNIT VIII RESEARCH PAPER
Unit VIII Research Paper
UNIT VIII RESEARCH PAPER
Public health is the act of disease prevention, human life promotion and prolonging human
life through the use of organized health efforts. The ability to monitor the health of the
population for health hazards is the basic concept in public health. Africa is one continent that is
continuously facing health problems due to disease outbreaks like Ebola, and this has been
highly attributed to the poor health infrastructure in most of the African nations. Hence, in this
case, the United Nations through the World Health Organization has taken the first initiative as a
foreign body to be of assistance to affected nations. West African countries are the most affected
with the outbreak of the disease hence the focus is based on the regions in the west side of
Africa. Health is a significant aspect of human life thus, in this case, the outbreak of disease has
to be controlled, and its spread stopped to other regions.
Public health planning for the emergency
As defined before public health entails the scanning of the population for any health hazards.
In this case, the management of the outbreak is the central aspect of public health. Affected
nations can link up with the World Health Organization to assist in controlling the spread of the
disease to other regions. One of the most common steps takes is the confinement of individuals
with the disease. This aspect is the first step to controlling the spread of the disease to other
individuals hence reducing the number of individuals who could be infected with Ebola. Due to
the aspect of disease control other nations issued travel advisories to affected nations to preve...