People in the developed world are on the whole healthier than those in the developing world. We benefit from cleaner environments, better health care and medicine, freedom from famine and greater education about having a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, ill health and disease are still issues, caused by stress, pollution and unhealthy lifestyles.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Use to introduce or sum up health issues related to development. Students could consider the part the state and the individual play in maintaining or improving health, such as smoking bans and the introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol.