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Social conditions and urban health inequities: realities, challenges and opportunities to transform the urban landscape through research and action

Salgado de Snyder, V. Nelly; Friel, Sharon; Fotso, Jean Christophe; Khadr, Zeinab; Meresman, Sergio; Monge, Patricia; Patil-Deshmukh, Anita


The process of urbanization entails social improvements with the consequential better quality-of-life for urban residents. However, in many low-income and some middle-income countries, urbanization conveys inequality and exclusion, creating cities and dwellings characterized by poverty, overcrowded conditions, poor housing, severe pollution, and absence of basic services such as water and sanitation. Slums in large cities often have an absence of schools, transportation, health centers,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 88. 6 (2011): 1183-1193
DOI: 10.1007/s11524-011-9609-y


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