Many diseases are associated with poverty; collectively, these diseases and health conditions are referred to as diseases of poverty, and they are more prevalent among poor people than wealthier people. Poverty is considered the major risk factor for many diseases, and in some situations, these diseases present a barrier to economic development, thus resulting in more poverty.

Diseases of poverty are often ubiquitous with the patterns of life of a poor population, including malnutrition and poor sanitation. Poverty and disease, including gastroenteritis, are closely correlated, with each aspect aiding the other. Many diseases that affect poorer people also help to deepen poverty and make the condition more severe.

Poverty also limits people’s capabilities, making it a struggle for such individuals to avoid diseases tied to poverty. Many ...

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