chapter  2
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Fifty years ago, the World Health Organization was founded on the basis of a Constitution which projects a vision of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being-a definition of health that is more relevant today than ever. It recognizes that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being” and that “governments have a responsibility for the health of their peoples which can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures.”