header background

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.

Featured

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

Latest

Urbanization

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

Urbanization

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

Urbanization

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