Community Driven Development in context of Health Promotion


  • Prof. Saira Afzal King Edward Medical University


Health Care System, Health Promotion, Information Technology


The use of information technology has revolutionized the health care systems and health promotion models. Information technology including use of artificial intelligence in preventive medicine has enabled the mankind living at various places to become active co-creators of their own health rather than passive recipients of health care. New prevention models are being developed on new technologies involving artificial intelligence to genomics.1 Quality of health care services is greatly enhanced by the integration of preventive models, curative services and artificial intelligence.  Artificial intelligence, accountability and social prescribing lies at the heart of all health reforms. Promoting health by social prescribing where medical professionals and doctors advise non medical solutions, such as life style modifications, quit smoking plans, sleep hygiene, mental health prevention tools, and referring patients to community services for better control on their physical, mental and social health.2

Author Biography

Prof. Saira Afzal, King Edward Medical University

Dean of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Chairperson and Head Department of Community Medicine King Edward Medical University Lahore



How to Cite

Afzal, S. (2019). Community Driven Development in context of Health Promotion. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 25(S). Retrieved from




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