According to the World Health Organisation, Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their own health. It covers a wide range of social and environmental interventions that are designed to benefit and protect individual people’s health and quality of life by addressing and preventing the root causes of ill health, not just focusing on treatment and cure.
The Director of the Family Health Department and The Head of Health Promotion Division of the Federal Ministry of Health Mrs.Ladidi Ayegusi tells the importance of Health Promotion.
In her interview with Hauwa Mundi, she that the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers, Young Professionals Nigeria section chaired by Engr. Haruna Danjuma Gana supported the Federal Ministry of Health by building a portal (www.hpd.health.gov.ng) for reporting infectious diseases which was funded by the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee.