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HLTH 620 Global Health

Published : 03-Sep,2021  |  Views : 10


Describe the determinant of urbanization on major chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on at least 3 major points. 


Many chronic diseases have occurred within low and medium developed countries of the world. Cancer, stroke, heart diseases are very chronic diseases within low and medium countries. However, the deaths of people by chronic diseases have been increased in developing countries. On the other hand, 80 % deaths of people by chronic diseases have been decreased within many developed countries of the world. However, most of the people live here within low and medium earning countries of world. Several impacts of chronic diseases are increased within low and middle economic countries of the world.

As discussed by Ebrahim et al. (2013), the increased phenomenon of chronic diseases are caused for the rapid changes of urbanization, globalization and increase of ageing population. Therefore, these countries of middle income have seen a rapid progress within the process of urbanization. The process of urbanization has affected the changing habits of people within the society. The determinants of urbanization, globalization has affected upon the risk factors of physical inactivity, use of tobacco and unhealthy diet of the people within the society.

However, these countries also have faced several issues while acquiring the services of healthcare within these developing countries of middle economy. These countries have faced issues regarding better infrastructure of healthcare within the country. Several media campaigns have been taken place for mitigating the risks of the chronic diseases within the society. Full range of disease interventions is very costly for the people of middle ranges of people of these countries of middle or low income (Popkin, 2014).


Ebrahim, S., Pearce, N., Smeeth, L., Casas, J. P., Jaffar, S., and Piot, P. (2013). Tackling non-communicable diseases in low-and middle-income countries: is the evidence from high-income countries all we need. PLoS Med,10(1), e1001377.

Popkin, B. M. (2014). Synthesis and implications: China's nutrition transition in the context of changes across other low?and middle?income countries. obesity reviews, 15(S1), 60-67.

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