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Is there an urban health crisis? An investigation of the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh


During the last fifty years the rapidly growing cities of the developing world have been characterised by their relatively low mortality levels in comparison to rural areas - in contrast to the situation of nineteenth century European cities. Concerns, however, have risen that this advantage no longer holds especially among the poorer sections of the urban communities. This is a particular worry as the urban population is set to become the majority population in these countries in the next few...[Show more]

CollectionsANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)
Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: NCEPH Health Transition Centre Working Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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