Definition of public health in English:

public health

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[mass noun]
The health of the population as a whole, especially as monitored, regulated, and promoted by the state: chlorine has been used to disinfect water supplies to protect public health [as modifier]: a public health risk
More example sentences
  • Outbreaks of yellow fever and cholera increased the role of city government in public-health matters.
  • America is one of the few places on the planet where obesity has become a public-health epidemic.
  • Public-health history has emphasized the importance of efforts to control pathogens.

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