Global health: rural mortality rates
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Global health: rural mortality rates

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    Olayinka K.
    ZA
    Olayinka K.

    The healthcare needs of individuals living in rural areas are different from those in urban areas, and rural areas often suffer from a lack of access to healthcare. This is more common in sub-Sahara Africa and other middle and low-income Countries . People living in rural areas also have poorer socioeconomic conditions, less education, higher rates of tobacco and alcohol use, and higher mortality rates when compared to their urban counterparts. Way of closing the gap: there is need to increase funding by governments and non-governmental organizations to research rural health, provide needed medical services, and incorporate the needs of rural areas into governmental healthcare policy.

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