Even submerged in darkness it is a beautiful sight!
Isn’t it Magnificent?
Now Let’s look at some facts..
Over 3 billion people live in cities. By 2030, six out of every 10 people will be city dwellers, rising to seven out of every 10 people by 2050. Urbanization is here to stay. It is an irreversible trend that is now part of the world in which we live. -World Health Organization.
Virtually all population growth over the next 30 years will be in urban areas.
30% (300 million) of Indian population live in urban. This will double (534 million) in 2026.
1/3rd of Indian urban population (100 million) live in slums. This will double (200 million) in 2020.
The urban poor suffer disproportionately from a wide range of diseases and other health problems.
Malnutrition among urban poor children is worse off than in rural areas.
The major drivers of health in urban settings are beyond the health sector.
One of the less positive features of urban life is the inequities that exist only kilometers apart.
Urban Environmental Health 32% of urban residents regions lack improved sanitation 2 million deaths annually are attributable to indoor air pollution
Urban transport and health Urban transport and road safety are challenges for municipalities in all parts of the world. Road traffic injuries constitute the ninth leading cause of death Urban transport also encourages sedentary lifestyles- a factor in obesity and obesity-related diseases.
Growing burden of noncommunicable diseases obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Diet and physical activity in urban settings energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods high levels of fat, sugar and salt greater demand for “fast food”
Smoking, alcohol, substance abuse are more in urban settings. Communicable diseases like TB, HIV/AIDS are more prevalent in urban.
Global Warming: A major alarm due to Urbanisation
Health is a human right for all citizens. It is the role and responsibility of individuals, civil society, and governments to uphold this principle. - DrMargaret Chan Director-General , WHO
Only in good health can we know the fortune of life and its many possibilities. -Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation.
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