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It's probably easier to understand if we hypothesise that a health worker does not know anything about maintaining a healthy body. When we imagine such a person, we must ask ourselves, what does their job entail? If you mean a community health worker, their responsibility is to deal with minor health issues without the need for any established facilities, like a local surgery, which saves money. More significant problems can be dealt with by central hospitals. If these community health workers do not have a basic understanding of health and medicine, they will not be able to provide a helpful and scientific treatment, and may resort to ineffective treatments. In countries where there is little educational infrastructure, these ineffective cures may include witchcraft and quack cures, and placebos. The principals of maintaining a healthy body are included; if they do not understand these, they may tell someone to eat lots of fruit (high in sugar) when the person is clearly (to the trained professional at least) a diabetic. They don't need a lot of training, but they need to know a reasonable amount. They don't need to be a dietician to point out that someone's gout is caused by their eating of rich foods, that someone's fever is caused by the fact that they do not boil their water. Although you and I may say instantly that leaving your meat out for five days isn't going to do your health any good, less educated people need telling so that they understand the cause of disease, and it is very often in countries where there is a substandard education system that community health workers are used. (My apologies that my answer so far has been a bit waffle-y.)

'Health worker' could refer to a professional too. If a health professional does not know about simple health principals, there's something seriously wrong. Professionals are the ones who prescribe medicines, do surgery and other tasks which, if the person does not have such knowledge, could be done to an insufficient standard, which could result in death etc.

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Why is it necessary that health workers have a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of maintaining a healthy body (50—75 words)?

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