I'm sorry, but to be frank, I find that a ridiculous of looking at this thread. Most problems of developing nations are simply first world problems absent "mitgating factors." Since diarrheal illness is a leading cause of mortality per the World Health Organization, should someone list that next time they get food poisoning? Or might we point out that all the elements that make it so deadly (ie sanitation, availability of rehydration techniques, etc) are absent from its first world iteration, and that having illnesses of these sort are just a common part of the human condition? Should we list a one day furlough at work as a time when we were earning $0 that day, and therefore for 24 hours, we were living in extreme global poverty? The severity of a problem is defined by the lack or presence of "mitigating factors." I see no real justification for trying to separate the two.