The Evolution of Public Health and Current Challenges: A Review

  • Dhruv Joshi
  • Maya Sharma
Keywords: Public Health, Great Fire, Germ Theory, Cholera


From the ancient ages, the human has been plagued by numerous diseases. While ancient people attributed disease due to divine causation and was stigmatised or isolate from the society, the middle ages let scientists find a reasonable explanation for disease, which led to discoveries of microorganisms and maintaining a clean environment and thus, Public Health Was born. This review discusses the evolution of Public Health and current challenges faced by Public Health Professionals.