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.
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?
The Lost Cities and Towns of Asia and Africa
A global definition of cities means better understanding of local urban health