Talking about medicine and the education around it is sometimes a hard topic, due to the lack of such institutions to begin with. While the whole world needs a functioning medical system that can help anyone at any time, we still don’t have enough health education in our lives. Usually, this is due to the lack of certain opportunities when it comes to educating the population about health and healthy living. As this topic begins to expand in several countries, we hope that soon more will adopt the fact that there should be classes in schools about health.
At this moment, we are facing a health crisis in most countries, due to several factors. Some of which are the lack of health education, the lack of facilities where health related tasks can be performed, the lack of staff in the health institutions, and last but not least the lack of the work force that should be working to support the expanding needs of the health institutions, or directly working for the health institutions.
The problems don’t just come from the lack of the people in the health-related jobs, but also in the educational and information departments. We are now at a point where we have to fix several holes instead of one, and a lot of countries find it hard to start at a certain point due to a big lack of resources and other things that are needed to make this revolutionary change. There needs to be a stronger connection between the education and health sectors as the first step towards the possibility of fixing a broken health system is to educate the population from the roots up.
While we are on the topic of health we can mention some of the educational classes and advancements that certain countries have had over the past couple of years.
If we take a look at Japan, they have had a successful implementation of a health curriculum since 2005 called food education. During this class, kids are taught how to properly cook and prepare meals, but also how to take care of the cleaning and cross contamination issues. In short, this small implementation into their education system has grown into something much bigger and therefore has resulted in an increase of informed people about health topics, and also has helped them prevent more health issues than to cure them. In the long run, they will be one of the healthiest nations in the world if they continue to teach their population about health-related issues.
In the United States, around 40 states require teachings in the health-related topics. Things such as emotional health, physical fitness, sexual education, nutrition, weight control, sexually transmitted Disease seas and much more.
While we can’t say that one is more important than the other there are definitely benefits to knowing more about a certain health topic depending on the needs of the area or country you are in.
When it comes to the best countries in the world regarding health care and health education, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada lead the way which the rest of the world should follow.