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Students Speak: urbanisation is one of the greatest challenges to health

We asked, you answered. For World Health Day, students shared their views on the biggest health crises facing the world

Developing countries are grappling with the dual burden of infectious diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis, and a growing epidemic of “lifestyle” diseases including type 2 diabetes.

As the range of illnesses facing people in low- and middle-income countries grows, how should the world prioritise its response? To mark World Health Day, we asked students which health crisis deserved the greatest attention. We had a fascinating range of responses – many thanks to all who submitted one. Below is a selection of our favourites.

Related: WHO calls for healthier diets to combat alarming surge in diabetes

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from Sustainable development | The Guardian
via http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/apr/07/students-speak-greatest-challenges-to-health-development-urbanisation

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