Archive for the ‘Public Health Challenges’ Category
Almost all population growth over the next 30 years will take place in urban areas, indicating that urbanization is a phenomenon that shows no signs of disappearing.
This phenomenon affects issues such as water, environment, violence and injuries, communicable diseases and risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical activity, harmful alcohol use and risks associated with disease outbreaks. Urbanization is a challenge for several reasons.
* Poor town who suffer disproportionately from many diseases and health problems, including increased risk of violence, and some chronic diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS.