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.
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
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
Emergency Departments: A Site for Future COVID-19 Vaccinations
Given equity considerations, emergency departments should be used to expand vaccine distribution
The Africa We Want: Protecting Health and Livelihood
Deepening economic integration to boost intra-African trade requires an equal investment in public health structures
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
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?