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Changes in the nature of work from hard physical labour to more sedentary types of work has lead to changes in activity levels. This, together with greater access to increased amounts of foods has lead to an increase, not in under-nutrition (in the post-industrial nations), but over-nutrition. Diseases of over-nutrition and inactivity, principally hypertension and diabetes, are becoming among the most important health problems we will face and are set to become even more important. This has been exacerbated by increased reliance on motorized transport.

In parts of the world where these infrastructural developments have not happened, high levels of infant mortality persist. Providing education to girls and easy access to clean drinking water are the most effective ways to bring down infant mortality.