Topic 4 Using the internet for health

Every person deserves the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

The right to health is clearly outlined in international agreements such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their own heals and to improve it accordingly

  • The emphasis is on improving social and environmental conditions and quality of life before the occurrence of a disease
  • Prevention is not about treatment
  • Health promotion is not related with hospitals and health professionals