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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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On World Health Day: Recognizing a Right to Health Beyond Universal Health Coverage in Latin America 

Apr 07, 2018

Within the Latin American context of social, political, economic and geographic diversity, rapid urbanization, and extreme inequalities, this expanded understanding of health as a human right has begun to gain traction.

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Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean Event at World Urban Forum Emphasizes Global Collaboration

Mar 16, 2018

At the WUF9 conference in February, LAC-Urban Health members hosted a networking event which provided fertile ground for discussing how health-relevant public policies and programs can also help deliver SDG objectives in cities across the globe.

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Research Reflections for International Women's Day: Women's Political Empowerment and Health in Latin America

Mar 08, 2018

Women’s involvement in politics can have sizeable and positive effects on health, stressing the need for women's leadership in policymaking and the design of health strategies.

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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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