The impact of urbanization on the health of citizens in developing countries has received increasing attention recently. This book addresses the problems in an integrated way, looking in detail at both the problems themselves and the action and research necessary to alleviate them. It includes contributions from leading practitioners and advisors to many of the main international agencies and presents the latest thinking of those institutions. It also presents recent information on research findings, the management and financing of urban health services and trends in urban health policy. Case studies examine major initiatives in cities as diverse as Santiago, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Kampala and Bombay.
Urbanization and health in developing countries - a review of trends; linkages for urban health - the community and agencies; features and determinants of urban health; organizing and managing urban health services; research on urban health; financing urban health services; WHO support for urban health development; urban health and the World Bank; UNICEF's activities in urban health; USAID's experience in urban health; GTZ'a experience; NGO's - between municipalities and communities; view from the slums of Asia; action and research - progress and prospects.