• "Health" is an important geographic concept, as famine and disease play key roles in influencing why many people live where they do. It is critical to ensure adequate nutrition, sanitation, and medical care for populations around the world. The availability of food, shelter, and health services all affect the health of a population. Health-related issues include resource use, urban planning, and the human footprint. These issues affect access to clean energy, fresh water, and land.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    health Noun

    condition of an organism's body and mind.

    nutrition Noun

    process by which living organisms obtain food or nutrients, and use it for growth.

    sanitation Noun

    promotion of hygiene, health, and cleanliness.