Health: redefined

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Title: Health: redefined
Authors: Oleribe, OO
Ukwedeh, O
Burstow, NJ
Gomaa, AI
Sonderup, MW
Cook, N
Waked, I
Spearman, W
Taylor-Robinson, SD
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: For many years the definition of 'health' has remained unchanged as a narrow concept, encompassing physical wellbeing from a medical context. This somewhat focused definition has attracted criticism from individuals and professional bodies alike. Recent attempts have been made to redefine health, each offering an alternative viewpoint from sociological, environmental, societal and economic standpoints. We summarize and contextualize these definitions and provide an alternative, new, all-encompassing definition of health.
Issue Date: 24-Aug-2018
Date of Acceptance: 22-Jun-2018
ISSN: 1937-8688
Publisher: African Field Epidemiology Network
Journal / Book Title: Pan African Medical Journal
Volume: 30
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Obinna Ositadimma Oleribe et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor/Funder: Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
Funder's Grant Number: 097816/Z/11/ZR
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: 292
Online Publication Date: 2018-08-24
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