Feb 27, 17 / Ari 02, 01 20:01 UTC
Health literacy as a major issue regarding the health of all Asgardian population. ¶
Policy documents in international organizations or at country level ask us to become ‘informed patients’, ‘engaged and active citizens’ and ‘empowered communities’. But most of us lack access to the necessary information and do not have the necessary skills to drive decisions for our health. These skills are the essence of health literacy, defined as ‘the ability to make sound health decisions in the context of everyday life (Gastein Health Declaration 2005).
Some countries of the world have a poorly articulated health service and lack of instruments to implement it, but it is from these countries that serious threats come to the health of the world as a whole. No country is spared from a public health emergency of international concern.
Asgardia, the only nation with citizens spread all over the world, could have a major paper in the coordination of such kind of threats. Without big country agendas running behind at the same time, the knowledge freely offered to the citizens of Asgardia will enable them to act in an informed manner and protect themselves from these threats and, at the same time help all the other countries in distress.