Health in Urban Slums Depends on Better Local Data

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scientists and aid agencies need to collect better datal ocally and tap into local people’s knowledge to improve basic services and healthcare for the one in seven of those around the world who live in urban slums, a major conference has heard.

Slum areas of fast-growing cities in developing countries are failing to benefit from the better and cheaper health services that are supposed to be derived from economies of scale, experts said at the International Conference on Urban Health held in Manchester, United Kingdom, earlier this month (5-7 March).

Source: Sci Dev Net (link opens in a new window)

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global health, health care, healthcare technology, infectious diseases, urban