Activities based on the Disease Dilemmas topic of the OCR A Level Geography specification. In particular, this handout has resources and activities based on Section 2: Is there a link between disease and levels of economic development? and covers the following content: The reasons why LIDCs have a higher prevalence for communicable diseases (diseases of poverty) and ACs have a higher prevalence for noncommunicable diseases (diseases of affluence).
Detailed handout includes information on:
- what are diseases of affluence/poverty
- social, economic, political and environmental reasons for diseases of affluence/poverty
- why we should care about diseases of affluence/poverty
Evaluative comments are included throughout, and a section is included at the end of the handout on the links between diseases of affluence and poverty.