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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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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

The Lost Cities and Towns of Asia and Africa

A global definition of cities means better understanding of local urban health

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Bridging Health Gaps With Inclusive Urbanization

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

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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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Shifting Front Lines in West Africa

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