Class 0740 Public health services (IS) of Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG):

  • Provision of public health services;
  • administration, inspection, operation or support of public health services such as bloodbank operation (collecting, processing, storing, shipping), disease detection (cancer, tuberculosis, venereal disease), prevention (immunization, inoculation), monitoring (infant nutrition, child health), epidemiological data collection, family planning services and so forth;
  • preparation and dissemination of information on public health matters.


  • public health services delivered by special teams to groups of clients, most of whom are in good health, at workplaces, schools or other non-medical settings;
  • public health services not connected with a hospital, clinic or practitioner; public health services not delivered by medically qualified doctors;
  • public health service laboratories.


  • medical analysis laboratories (07.2.4);
  • laboratories engaged in determining the causes of disease (07.5.0).

Corresponding ISICv4 classes:
#isic72 - Scientific research and development

related to and in support of these activities: #isic8430 - Compulsory social security activities