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Explain the reasons for the differences in the health around the world.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a "state of complete physical,
mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity". The levels of health
vary all around the…

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very difficult to stay healthy because as soon as you have a disease you will struggle to find a doctor to
help you. The small number of doctors is linked back to the state of the economy. With the GNP per
capita in Angola being $600 it…

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comes at the peak of malaria season therefore many people enter the poverty cycle. People become to
ill to work. Without work, health cannot be afforded. Without good health, work cannot be done.

Diseases like Malaria and Cholera are found only in tropical and subtropical zones. The…

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Figure 3. shows how much money the government spend on health care. Most of Western Europe and
Australia spend the most amount of money which emphasises how the MEDCs generally have a
better health care system. Places like India suffer massively due to less money being spent…


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