Prevention Better Than Cure Ielts Essay Writing

"Prevention is better than cure."Out of our country's health budget, a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spend on health education and preventative measures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?


Being healthy is critical for all human’s wellbeing. Some people advocate devoting more of a nation’s health budget to prevention while others think that it is well spent on treatment and research into curing diseases. In my opinion there are limitations to what prevention can achieve to keep people healthy and i would therefore argue that treatment should not be neglected.


To begin, humans do not always act rational, even if they are well informed and educated about the consequences of their actions. Maybe they can not find the time to exercise even if they know it would be beneficial for their health. Another example is people continue to smoke despite being aware of the adverse effect on their health.
Another point is that not every illness can be prevented. People get hurt in accidents or infected by others. There are also diseases that are inherited in some families. In these cases prevention is irrelevant or can only help with early diagnostics.


Lastly, in the last two centuries major advancements in medical research were made. Cures were developed for the majority of severe diseases. If the budget for treatment and medical research was cut back to allow for more prevention, we can not keep the same pace of progress.


All things considered, health is too important to neglect any measure to stay and become healthy. We can only overcome diseases with a bundle of measures: prevention, testing, immunization, treatment and research. Prevention is a useful weapon in this battle but not the only one.

Topic: Out of a country's health budget, a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spending on health education and preventative measures.
To what extent do you agree or disagreee with this statement?

There has always been a saying in medicine: "Prevention is better than cure". This statement has raised a question whether the government should allocate a large sum out of the national health budget to educating and phasing in health-protected measures. In my opinion, this plan should be put into practice for the two reasons mentioned accordingly.

No one can argue the importance to include health lessons in school programmes, especially at primary level, in the hope of raising people's awareness. Children should be taught about balanced diets, nutritious food as well as harmful ones, thereby they will have a fundamental grasp of how to lead a healthy lifestyle. What is more, it is much easier for people at early ages to form a habit of, for instance, not consuming too much fast food, over-fried food or intoxicants.

In addition, it will be of economic benefit to pre-empt certain kinds of diseases. Needless to say, such unpreventable illnesses as cancer or HIV will cost the victim a fortune, not to cure, but to lengthen his longevity for 1 or 2 more years. Similarly, if humans tend to keep fit more regularly by participating in outdoor activities or using health-care product, obesity, myopia or other diseases that require expensive treatments will never stand a chance.

To sum up, I have to concede to the materialistic diversion from treatment to health education and preventative measures. This will yield positive results on not only the people's physical and mental development but also their finance.

Could you guys please review my essay? By the way can you help me replace some words like "disease", "health", "measure", "expensive" because I find them repeated too much and not academic enough? Thanks a lot for your help :)

good job...as em new here ...buh i guess i can help with disease other words could be: unhealthyness,contagious ,misery,illhealth plague etc,health other words could be:stamina,fitness.measure words could be procedure,action or means.expensive words could be high cost or high priced....well to giv u tip ....while i type an essay i use google for synonyms..;)..it helps

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