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Cities, Sectors, and Health 

Cities, Sectors, and Health is a blog run by the SALURBAL project to contribute to dialogue around actions and policies for improved urban health in Latin America from the vantage point of different sectors of a city. The blog follows policies, programs, and innovations in Latin America, providing commentary on their health impacts, sharing strategies for successful implementation, and linking to global agendas in sustainable development. Many of our contributors are experts in urban health, planning, and public policy from different countries in the region. 

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Photo of cable car over mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When it comes to urban health, the world should look towards Latin America as a start

Feb 28, 2018

This inaugural post takes us through the complexities of urbanization and health in Latin America, explaining how the region's response offers lessons and strategies to other parts of the world. 

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