Improving population health literacy as a tool for disease prevention

7 June 2024

Nurmuhammet AMANNEPESOV, Muhammet ERGESHOV, Ogulmahri GELDIYEVA
Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the Information center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan

Health literacy, or medical literacy (ML), is a key part of the public health system and covers a wide range of human values-oriented activities. The Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion, developed in 2016 as part of the WHO 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, states: “Health literacy empowers people and enables them to actively participate in various health-related activities”.

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