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Health literacy in Turkmenistan

December 06, 2017

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan refers to the publication Health Literacy. The Solid Facts of the WHO: “As societies grow more complex and people are increasingly bombarded with health information and misinformation, health literacy becomes essential. People with strong health literacy skills enjoy better health and well-being, while those with weaker skills tend to engage in riskier behaviour and have poorer health. With evidence from the recent European Health Literacy Survey, this report identifies practical and effective ways public health and other sector authorities and advocates can strengthen health literacy in a variety of settings, including educational settings, workplaces, marketplaces, health systems, new and traditional media and political arenas. The report can be used as a tool for spreading awareness, stimulating debate and research and, above all, for informing policy development and action” (Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2015).


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