"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.

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.