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Urbanization

More than half the world's population now resides in cities. Urbanization in low-income countries could offer billions of people better access to jobs and health-care services and a gateway to the world economy. To reap those benefits, those nations will have to confront the looming health and environmental challenges of urban life. This section examines the ways in which health and infectious diseases shape urbanization, but also the ways in which cities will define the future of global health.

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Bridging Health Gaps With Inclusive Urbanization

To tackle health disparities, the global health community must promote inclusive urbanization

Plague Ships, Shotgun Mobs, and the "Saffron Scourge"

Recalling the massive, deadly New Orleans yellow fever epidemic of 1878—and what lessons it holds for coronavirus today

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One Year From the Front Lines of COVID-19 in New York City

Frontline providers found a solution to communication breakdown during the pandemic: talking to each other

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Emergency Departments: A Site for Future COVID-19 Vaccinations

Given equity considerations, emergency departments should be used to expand vaccine distribution

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The Africa We Want: Protecting Health and Livelihood

Deepening economic integration to boost intra-African trade requires an equal investment in public health structures

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Shifting Front Lines in West Africa

Leveraging community health promoters to protect vulnerable populations against COVID- 19 and other threats in Nigeria

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Religion and COVID-19—Keeping Faith in the Battle Against Coronavirus

Faith leaders and their organizations can and should serve as crucial allies in the fight against COVID-19—and many are

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I Am an ER Doctor in New York City

The unseen mental and emotional cost of the COVID-19 pandemic—chronicled in the journals of one emergency physician

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Coronavirus Testing in New York—Well Short

A call to prioritize COVID-19 testing for first responders from a city ER doctor who can't get a test, even with a fever

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Coronavirus in East Africa

Disease-induced divisions and challenges to regional blocs are set to deepen in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Africa and Coronavirus—Will Lockdowns Work?

Here's why countries in Africa should chart their own paths in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—and two ways they can

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Bridging the Digital Divide in COVID-19

Global pandemic should catalyze long-term solutions to increase internet access inside more homes for social resilience

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Africa’s Urban Housing Crisis

Without new policy and investment to stimulate affordable housing, young people will continue to be left out in the cold

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Getting WASH into Health Care Facilities: An Urgent Global Health Need

Will the UN’s prioritization of clean water, sanitation and hand washing in health care facilities finally breed action?