oa Central African Journal of Medicine - World health, populations, sanitation and resources: part 1

Volume 27, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The survival and health of the people throughout the world are being prejudiced by the effects of overpopulation, malnutrition, pollution of the environment and exhaustion of raw materials and energy supplies. As population increases, so do the problems of sanitation, and of controlling pathogenic organisms. Malnutrition makes people weaker and more liable to infection. The resources for the control of vectors become reduced as viruses circulate in large populations and become more potent.

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