Health management includes the management of health–related activities and services, such as health education and promotion, disease prevention and risk reduction, health care delivery and financing, health information systems, and health policy. It also encompasses the management of health–related organizations, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and public health agencies. Health managers are responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to improve the health of a population, as well as the coordination of activities and resources to ensure the delivery of quality health care services. Health managers also play a key role in the development of health–related policies and practices.
Health management (HM) is defined as a systematic approach for improving the health of individuals and populations. It involves a combination of health promotion, disease prevention, and health care services to improve the overall health status of a population. Health management focuses on both individual health and the health of communities or populations. It also takes into account both the physical and mental health of individuals and the environment within which they live. Health management includes activities such as health education and awareness, health promotion and prevention, health care delivery and access, health services financing and regulation, and health system governance and policy. Health management is often seen as a part of public health and is closely intertwined with it. Health management also includes the management of health care organizations and services, including the organization of health care delivery, quality assurance, and evaluation. The goal of health management is to reduce illness and injury, promote health and well–being, and improve the quality of life of individuals and populations. Health management approaches can be used to address a wide range of health issues, including chronic diseases, mental health, infectious diseases, and environmental health. Health management strategies are tailored to the specific needs of the community or population being addressed.
Pakistan and other regional neighboring countries are suffering from different Vector Borne Disease (VBDs) such as Dengue. Malaria, Leishmaniasis plague, CCHF, and other arbo-viruses that keep resurging or re-emerging causing considerable mortality and mordability. Pakistan specifically has faced severe health concerns due to the recent dengue, malaria and leishmaniasis outbreaks.
Recognizing the need for the capacity building in Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control. Health Services Academy launched 12 months Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control (PGD-MEDVC) with the goal to fill the gap by training high quality students in the area of Medical Entomology and Disease Vector Control.