Friday, June 20, 2014

Where the poorest of the poor live

Thanks to Helmut Reisen for sharing this map. Guy Pfeffermann notes that "the influence of climate is striking."

One of the elements of the problem is vector borne diseases, such as malaria, sleeping sickness and yellow fever. Vectors turn out to be more difficult to control or eliminate in tropical climates. Poor health is a major challenge for development.

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